NOORPUR THAL – There is no check on the illegal business of LPG in the city as illegal Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) decanting is going unchecked and a large number of gas shops are not following safety measures.

Several LPG decanting outlets are operating in the town with the connivance of the Civil Defence officials. The LPG is decanting in the absence of standard safety measures, putting the lives of citizens at risk.

According to the rules, LPG outlets have to follow various safety procedures but the rules are being violated in the city. LPG decanting from one cylinder to another using electric motors is prohibited but the practice is continued due to the absence of strict monitoring by the authorities concerned.

 A LPG sale point is only allowed to sell gas in the form of cylinders, but owners of LPG outlets often decant the gas illegally, making it a dangerous trade. The inhabitants of Thal appealed the high-ups concerned to rein in the illegal sellers of LPG.