The Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) has shifted focus to areas in the city civic limits from Pimpri Chinchwad to increase its piped natural gas coverage.
Even as MNGL had embarked on the piped natural gas project in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) areas, the state-owned company added over 35,000 new piped natural gas connections in Pune as against 16,000 in the twin towns in the last financial year.
MNGL has blamed the “heavy charges” levied by PCMC for digging and restoring roads for the change in its strategy. “MNGL had started piped natural gas in the PCMC areas and our focus was strong. But as the civic body is charging heavily for road digging, we were forced to shift our focus to the PMC limits,” MNGL director (commercial) Santosh Sontakke said. Read More
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