City Gas Distribution (CGD) project will be launched in Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack soon, bringing environment friendly Natural Gas to Odisha.
Natural Gas will be supplied to these cities through the Jagdishpur, Haldia & Bokaro. Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL), popularly known as Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga, GAIL Director (Projects) Ashutosh Karnatak and GAIL Gas Limited CEO P K Pal announced here today.
Households and small industries in the two cities can avail Piped Natural Gas (PNG) while vehicles can use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) once the CGD network becomes operational, they said.
The CGD project would be launched here on March 18 by Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who will also inaugurate the city office of GAIL (India) Limited which is implementing JHBDPL as well as the CGD networks. GAIL Gas is a subsidiary of GAIL engaged in CGD activities.
Besides Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, GAIL has been entrusted with developing CGD network enroute the pipeline in Varanasi, Patna, Jamshedpur, Kolkata and Ranchi.
In Odisha, the pipeline will be constructed at an estimated investment of Rs 4,000 crore and have a length of about 762 km covering 13 districts, GAIL officials said.
Bhubaneshwar CGD project will benefit around 25 lakh people in Khordha district and around 2.5 lakh households will be supplied with piped domestic natural gas. Moreover, 24 CNG stations will be commissioned in the first three to five years to supply CNG fuel to around 1 lakh vehicles.