It is more than two months for Diwali festival and several households in the city are already facing shortage of gas cylinders.
There is a backlog of gas cylinders of up to 7 to 10 days and the harassed consumers are fed up of calling the gas agencies and are yet to get any satisfactory response.
The data available on transparency portal also suggests that on an average all the gas agencies are facing shortage of refill cylinders.
“We booked our cylinder four days ago but are yet to get the refill done as agency has not been able to supply it,” said a worried consumer in Ambabari area.
Several other consumers in the city are facing this problem and apart from Indane, consumers of HP and Bharat gas too are facing this problem.
As per the norms the consumers should get a refill gas cylinder within 24 hours of their making the booking through IVRS system.
Sources in the department of civil supplies said that the gas agencies are facing acute shortage of supply from the oil companies itself.
Alarmed by the increasing backlogs and trouble the waiting consumers are facing District Supply Officer (city) Shruti Bharadwaj has also issued notices to a few gas agencies. “We will be reviewing the situation again,” she informed dna.
When this is the condition of backlog in the city then one can imagine the chaos one will face during the approaching festive season. However, the gas companies are in a denial mode and have been maintaining that there is not much backlog.
“There is not much backlog except at Rajendra Gas Agency and the position is improving,” said Gurmeet Singh, regional coordinator of the gas companies in Rajasthan.