Bhubaneswar: The trouble of booking LPG cylinders will be over for twin cities residents with the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) deciding to deliver piped gas to their kitchens.
According to GAIL officials, The Bhubaneshwar CGD project will entail a capital expenditure of around Rs.1000 crore.
While making the announcement here today, director projects, GAIL, Ashutosh Karnatak said, “It will benefit around 25 lakh people in Khordha district and around 2.5 lakh households will be supplied with piped domestic natural gas.
Similarly, in Cuttack CGD project, the capital expenditure will be around Rs 750 crore. Around 26 lakh people will be benefitted by this project while 2.5 lakh households will get PNG connections.
To spread awareness about how natural gas will transform the lives of the people in the cities, GAIL today rolled out four mobile vans.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan will launch the implementation of City Gas Distribution (CGD) project in Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack at a function here on March 18, 2017.
As part of the project, 24 compressed natural gas (CNG stations) will also be commissioned in the first three to five years to supply environment friendly and economic fuel to around 1 lakh vehicles. In addition, CNG will be available to 50,000 vehicles through 20 CNG stations to be set up over the next three to five years.
The officials said that the pipe gas project would be extended to other cities across the state in a phased manner. This will include construction of a 762-km pipeline covering 13 districts. The Rs 4,000-crore project will cover the districts of Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Puri and Kendrapara.
The officials said that natural gas would be supplied to these cities through the Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra natural gas pipeline, which is part of the 2,619km long Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project.
The 2,619 km long project, which stretches from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in Bengal, is being executed for Rs 12,940 crore. The project will pass through the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal, covering 49 districts.