City got its first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel station and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) connection at Civil Lines and Trivenipuram, respectively. Union minister of state for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the two facilities at a function organised on KP Ground here on Wednesday.
On the occasion, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana were also distributed to 11 below poverty line (BPL) women beneficiaries. The scheme incorporates release of free LPG connections to 5crore households below BPL. The CGD project is being implemented by a 50:50 joint venture of Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Adani Gas Limited. Customers in transport, industrial and household segments would be benefitted from the projects.
Pradhan said, “After the completion of the project, CNG will be supplied to over 20,000 vehicles per day from 10 CNG stations. Also, piped natural gas will supplied to over 1.75 lakh households in Allahabad and adjoining areas.” To provide fuel directly to the kitchens, at least 1,000km of pipeline network of steel and medium-density polyethylene (MDPE) would be laid down at a cost of Rs 250 crore.
In the first phase of the project, 60km steel and 30km of MDME pipeline has been laid down. Three CNG stations have also been set up. Read More…