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Load Shedding of CNG

English Essay on "Load Shedding of CNG"

At the present time, the majority vehicles in Pakistan run on CNG (Compress Natural Gas). In this situation Pakistan has the massive number of CNG filling stations. But nowadays, Pakistan is facing CNG crisis. Moreover, Punjab province is the country’s largest province with respect to population which is used in the greatest amount of CNG is our vehicles, industries, mills and home.

According to the Pakistani Government, the reason of load-shedding of CNG is only for winter seasons because the gas freezing in the pipes and its pressure becomes very low. There is a sharp increase in the use of CNG vehicles as well, but the Government, production of gas is not seeing any increments with that percentage. That is how, Pakistani Government continued CNG load-shedding in the summers.

Another one reason of load-shedding is when General Musharraf’s as President of Pakistan, he implemented certain policies which resulted in gas shortages. He promoted the use of CNG as an alternative to petrol.(9essay.com) The price of CNG was less than half the price of petrol, hence the majority of people switched over to it. The government also encouraged setting up CNG stations to ensure there were enough in every region to meet the demands. As a result, many people took this opportunity to set up CNG stations, and in some neighborhoods, one could be found after every few meters. Due to this, the residents of the area did not receive enough natural gas during high peak seasons.

The public started using CNG in a few years; especially the public transport was now running on CNG. According to the figures of 2009, there were 21, 91,000 vehicles using CNG Engines/CNG Kits and 2941 CNG refill stations in the country and currently this figures increasing very high rate.

Majority of public transporters in Pakistan do not do their transport business on CNG during these days because CNG is not available, at about three or four days in a week, this causes not only a great loss to the transporters themselves but the life of the commoners is also affected badly. The students face difficulty in going to their educational institutes due to the in availability of transport. School and office staff that uses the public transport reaches their offices late, and this happens more often. Patients suffering from fatal diseases die, due the in availability of transport to the hospitals during the days CNG is not available.

Same is the case with small level businesses, due to CNG load-shedding and public is extremely insulted at the Government due to the on-going CNG load-shedding. Moreover, at this moment is the right time to work out this crisis and Government must take the serious steps to resolve this serious issue otherwise this problem will gone out of the margin.

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