GUWAHATI, Oct 19 - Continuing with its drive against siphoning off of domestic LPG cylinders to commercial establishments and other alleged violations of rules, special squads comprising officials from the Kamrup Metro district administration, IOCL and civil supply department carried out inspections at a number of gas agencies across the city today.
A number of gas agencies located at Maligaon, Lachit Nagar, Hengrabari, Hatigarh Chariali, Roopnagar, among other places, were inspected by five squads of officials.
Various discrepancies in functioning were found at some of the gas agencies. Many of the agencies were found to be not adhering to the rule regarding compulsory home delivery to LPG subscribers.
�Home delivery is compulsory. If any customer comes to pick up or exchange an old cylinder and pick up a new cylinder himself or herself, then he or she should get the cylinder at Rs 18 cheaper than what it would cost if delivered at home. Some agencies were found to be flouting both the rules. Action will be taken against them,� said an official.
Meanwhile, inspections were also carried out at many restaurants across the city to check if they are using domestic LPG cylinders for commercial purposes.