Amid LPG crisis, freezing chill fireplace goes in great demand

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 22: The new LPG policy that restricted the number of subsidized gas cylinders per family annually and the freezing temperatures in Kashmir have brought spurt in the sales of cast iron fireplace in the Valley.
 Using wood as fuel the flames of the fireplace made of a transparent glass are pleasing to the eye.  From residential houses to commercial establishments like hotels and restaurants, the product is fast becoming an-essential-item.
 Managing Director, Continental Heating and Air Conditioning Systems (CHAC)– sole dealer of the product in Kashmir— Urfi Mustafa Shonthu said the sales for the product have picked up over the years.
 Managing Director CHAC  Shonthu said the customers were showing keen interest in the product and “the demand has further improved this year because of the LPG crisis.”
 Arshad Khan, a customer from Soura said: “Gas is not available for cooking purpose, not to talk of heating. So I decided to bring cast iron fireplace.”
 “Moreover,” Khan said, “unlike other heating devices fireplace runs on wood which can be somehow managed.”
 A mechanical engineer by qualification, Urfi said his endeavour had always been to bring about best products in the market.  “The CHAC has pioneered centrally heating in Valley way back in 1996,” he added.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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