Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) users often face fatal accidents due to faulty cylinders. As a result, Energy Division has recommended to bring the LPG users under insurance coverage.
The recommendation was made at a report which was presented at a meeting held at the Energy Division office on Sunday. If materialized, the LPG provider companies have to provide insurance for their consumers. In order to do that, the companies must register each of their customers and the company must be ready for take the liabilities of the insurance if any accident occurs.
State minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, energy secretary Nazimuddin Chowdhury and other high officials of the ministry were present at the meeting. The report was presented by the deputy secretary of energy and mineral resources division (operation-2) Akramuzzaman.
According to the report the consumers are recommended to take proper precaution while using any LPG cylinder. The user must check the expiry dates of the cylinders before utilizing it. The user should also use modern and safe regulators to avoid any explosion. They should also change their regulators and hose pipes in every 3 and 1 years respectively as a safety measure.
Nasrul Hamid said that, now a days, LPG is being used at a massive scale for household cooking. The usage of LPG has increased by ay least 800 times in the last 9 years due to the government’s policy. Recently, there have been some incidents of the LPG cylinder blast, which is very unacceptable from every point of view, said the state minister.