A parliamentary body on February 27 recommended that the power, energy and mineral resources ministry resume giving gas connection to households on a limited scale.
The government suspended giving new connection to domestic users on July 13, 2010.
The parliamentary standing committee on the ministry also asked it to take measures for legalising of illegal gas connections.
Justifying legalisation of illegal gas connections, chief of the House body Subid Ali Bhuiyan said gas is being used although the connections are illegal. “So, what is the problem in legalising those connections?”
He said the committee asked the ministry to take a rational decision in this regard.
At an earlier meeting, the House body was informed that there were more than one lakh illegal gas connections in the capital alone.
The committee that met yesterday also decided to hold a mass hearing to have experts' views on the policy for use and distribution of gas, which is now being finalised, said a press release issued by the parliament secretariat.
The House committee also asked the ministry to probe graft allegations against Titas Gas offcials and then take action.
On determining the mode of coal extraction, the committee suggested the ministry arrange a seminar to seek expert