Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gas supply disconnect

We had no gas supply for nearly 30 minutes this morning. For that was how long Gas Ramu took to reach Mantri's from wherever he lives. The Mumbai-based agency that is supposed to maintain 24x7 pipeline gas supply doesn't have 24-hour staff presence on Mantri site. Gas Ramu, pleading helplessness, says it takes 10 minutes for his staff to come from Padur to attend to complaints. A PropCare execute says workers aren't allowed to stay on Mantri premises.
But then, the gas maintenance staff would need a work station , with a chair, table and intercom connection, if they are to attend to residents' complaints promptly, round the clock. We can't be calling Ramu on cell every time the gas fails - morning, noon, night, and in-between times . And cell phones have a knack for going 'out-of reach' or getting 'switched-off whenever you need an urgent connect.


  1. We have piped Gas in our apartment complex SIS Meridian in Velacherry. In past 3 years we had may few disruptions in the initial year, I do not recall any disruption in the past year, our is maintained by local BP distributor.

    I grew-up in Chennai, as school going kid used to fetch cylinders in my cycle, so extremely pleased with system in our apartment ...

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