Another 25-year-old girl said that after waiting several hours, she was unable to take home a butane gas cylinder
because they ran out.
'So far, three were reported killed including the motorcycle rider and a pillion rider as well as the driver of the lorry carrying the gas cylinders
. Details of the deceased victims are being obtained.
As per the decision, international standards will be now applicable which include Standard 2004 for gas cylinders
for the refillable portable welded steel cylinders used for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - design and installation.
Earlier, M-4 Sector 1 Senior Superintendent if Police Chaudhry Atta Muhammad Gujjar told the media the decision had been made to stop accidents on motorways due to gas cylinders
. There would be fine on vehicles using gas cylinders
on motorway, he added
Owing to a lack of verification of PSVs operating on intra-and inter-city routes, OGRA has asked the concerned authorities to rigorously enforce its laws (Rule 199 of MV Rules, 1969) and immediately ensure removal of gas cylinders
from PSVs, besides cancelling their route permits.
Cooking gas cylinders
were spotted being transported in a horizontal manner after refill, while auto gas cylinders
had fabrications with electrical wires around it and were also rusty, which needed a coat of paint to prevent corrosion.
When asked, a senior official of the Islamabad Police told The Express Tribune on the condition of anonymity that not even a single vehicle installed with gas cylinders
has been seized nor has any case been registered against any such vehicle owner in the past year.
CTO also directed Shaheen Squad-I and II to continue the drive against substandard cylinders unless good quality gas cylinders
many not be installed at each and every PSV running on the roads of provincial metropolis.
An official of the Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan told the court that most incidents occur due to fire in gas cylinders
. He said people use carbon dioxide in cylinders to save money.
Major Abdul Rahman Al Mazmi, head of the industrial protection section at the Sharjah Civil Defence, said the department is currently working in coordination with the concerned authorities to prevent smuggling of gas cylinders
by launching a full-fledged campaign.
Secretary RTA, Zamir Hussain has warned the transporters to remove gas cylinders
from their vehicles voluntarily,otherwise cylinders will be seized after removing from vehicles.