When the Central government authorised GAIL Gas Ltd to start city gas distribution (CGD) network in Sonepat in June 2009, it was anticipated that it will be the first city in North India to get piped gas connections. Same is the case of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula residents.
They were expecting to join the premier league of cities having CGD network when IndianOil-Adani Gas (P) Ltd won the bid for these cities in May 2013.
However, nine years later, GAIL has succeeded in roping in only 8,500 piped natural gas (PNG) customers in Sonepat. In Chandigarh, only 9,000 customers are getting piped gas. Even other awarded projects in Punjab and Haryana are running behind schedule. Read More