India today opened for bidding the biggest city gas distribution licensing round, offering 86 permits for selling CNG and piped cooking gas in 174 districts in 22 states and union territories.
As many as 86 geographical areas (GAs), made by clubbing adjacent districts, are on offer in the 9th city gas distribution (CGD) bidding round, according to oil regulator Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB).
The GAs cover 24 percent of the country’s area and 29 percent of its population, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said at a roadshow organised here to promote the round. Read More
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