ISLAMABAD : The Oil and Gas Regularity Authority (OGRA) has imposed fine on the companies involved in LPG Bowzer accident at Shahdara Morr, Lahore as well as directed the companies to pay compensation to the people who lost their lives, acquired injuries as well to compensate the loss of property and vehicles during the unfortunate incident. The Authority in its Regulatory Meeting No. 10 of 2020, considered the fact finding report submitted by LPG department and directed three Companies/Licensees namely M/s Rana and Company, M/s Engro Vopk Terminal Ltd (EVTL) and M/s Havelet Gas Ltd., to pay the compensation (on equal basis) to the affected parties under Rule 27(2) of LPG (Production and Distribution) Rules 2001. The Authority further approved to impose penalty of Rs. 0.5 Million on each of the above Company/Licensee under Rule 29 of the LPG Rules 2001 upon violation of their license conditions, LPG (Production and Distribution) Rules 2001 (Which is maximum penalty according to Rule 29 of LPG rules 2001). Detail of compensation is as under: Deceased person -?? Rs 1,000,000. (One Million) Each; Injured person – Rs. 500,000. Each; Destroyed Chingchi/Rickshaw? Rs. 100,000. Each; Destroyed Motorbike Rs. 50,000. Each; and Any other damages as determined/informed by the provincial authorities. Provincial Authorities have been contacted by OGRA to provide the details of deceased, injured as well as loss of vehicles and property on which response is awaited. OGRA is committed to ensure the compliance of safety standards by the licensees, guaranteeing the protection of public life and property.
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