Oil MinisterDharmendra Pradhan has launched
supply of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) project under 'Pradhan
Mantri Urja Ganga' (PMUG) in Odisha.
GAIL started supply of environment-friendly PNG to 255 houses in Nalco Nagar located
at Chandrasekharpur area in the state capital here. The supply of PNG to limited
households was done ahead of its schedule in March 2018.
pass through five states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West
Bengal. The longest stretch of the project, which is about 769 km, will be
built in Odisha.
pipeline will lead to industrial development of eastern India. Based on this
gas-based pipeline, we are also planning to commission Talcher Fertiliser plant
and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to lay foundation stone for this
project in coming November", Pradhan said.
Distribution (CGD) projects in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are being taken up in
parallel with the Jagdishpur Haldia & Bokaro Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL).
the Natural Gas Pipeline will be constructed at an estimated investment of Rs
4,000 crore and will have a length of about 769 km covering 13 districts, like
Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Debagarh,
Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Puri and Kendrapara.
natural gas will reach Bhubaneswar in special containers which will be
transported by road from Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. Later, natural gas will
be supplied through the Jagdishpur Haldia & Bokaro Dhamra Natural Gas
Pipeline (JHBDPL). The pipeline is presently under construction and likely to
be completed by 2019, they said.
Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack, the number of PNG connections will be gradually
ramped up in the next three to five years. Moreover, 25 CNG stations will be commissioned in the twin cities to supply
compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel to vehicles, Pradhan said.
Bhubaneswar, construction activities of CNG stations have already been taken up
at Chandrasekharpur, Patia, Khandagiri and Tamando, and supply will be
commenced at the earliest, he said.
overall capital expenditure for the Bhubaneswar and Cuttack CGD projects will
be Rs 1,700 crores, of which Rs 400 crores will be spent in the next three to
five years," the minister said.
25,000 households in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack would get PNG connection in their
kitchens by December 2019 as part of the City Gas Distribution (CGD) project.
The number of PNG connections will be gradually ramped up in the next three to
five years," Ashutosh Karnatak, Director of Projects, GAIL said.