OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE CNG will not be available in the Lahore region for three consecutive days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as the new gas order takes hold from today. The fresh schedule was issued by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Company the other day. The Lahore region includes areas up to Harrapa (on the Multan Road), areas up to Ferozwattowan (on the Sheikhupura-Faisalabad Road), areas up to Muridke (on GT Road), and Kasur and Pakpattan. The new plan will affect the hundreds of thousands of vehicle owners and commuters. It will also see additional long lines of fuel seekers outside almost every pump across the region. In Lahore, the situation will be more miserable where scarcity of public transport is already marring the commuters. The All Pakistan CNG Association has already criticised the new decision by the Economic Coordination Committee regarding the 3-day gas holiday in Punjab and 2-day holiday in Sindh. A meeting of the Associations general body has also been called for Monday at Islamabad to chalk out a protest strategy against the ECCs decision. According to the SNGPL, the gas holiday would be observed for three consecutive days in the Lahore, Sheikhupura, Sahiwal, Multan and Gujranawala regions. However, in the Faisalabad, Islamabad and Bahawalpur regions, CNG will not be available on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Citing the reason for the curtailment plan, a SNGPL spokesman said: In view of the reduction in supply from different gasfields to the SNGPL network, we are facing huge gap between demand and supply. This gap is being bridged through 20 per cent reduction in gas supply to the fertilizers sector viz-a-viz their allocation, a 3-day gas holiday per week in the CNG sector and 3-day gas holidays in the industrial sector. Even prior to taking hold of the new schedule, long vehicle queues were witnessed at various CNG stations in the City on Sunday. People rushed to fill their empty tanks fearing the upcoming unavailability of the commodity.