Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), The supplier of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) in Delhi, Noida and Greater Noida said in Wednesday that it has received permission from the state government of Haryana to lay City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in a part of Distt. Gurugram.
IGL is the entity authorized by Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India for Gurugram since 2004 and had been pursuing with the state government of Haryana for the permission to lay, build and operate CGD network in Gurugram.
As per letter issued by Director of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Haryana on 13th July 2017, IGL has been permitted to lay city gas distribution network in Gurugram in the area lying between west side of Sohna Road and National Highway – 8 of Gurugram.
The state government of Haryana has also decided to allocate 10 nos. of plot sites for setting up CNG stations for which IGL has been asked to identify the areas and approach HUDA/HSIDC for allotment of sites as per policy of the government.
IGL has already been authorized to set up CGD network in adjoining district of Rewari also, where the project work is in progress and trail run of CNG sales has already started.
Commenting on the development, E. S. Ranganathan, Managing Director, IGL said, “We are thankful to the state government of Haryana for having granted permission to us for laying pipeline network in a part of district Gurugram”.
Highlighting the preparedness of IGL to meet the desired targets of setting up 10 CNG stations and providing 10,000 PNG connections, he assured that the entire IGL team is already in action to make sure that that the targets are achieved.
“IGL is in the process of drawing up an investment plan amounting to capital expenditure of Rs 75 cr to Rs 100 cr in a year in this area”, he added.
IGL is already the largest CNG distribution company in the country having set up 425 CNG stations in less than two decades.
The company has a track record of having successfully rolled out CGD projects in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. In the city of Rewari in Haryana, where the CGD project work is in progress, IGL has already achieved the project milestones for the first year within ten months of start of project work.
The role of IGL in checking the vehicular pollution in the National Capital Region is well acknowledged both at national as well as international forums. IGL has well laid out its city gas distribution infrastructure in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad which consists of over 10000 Kms of pipeline network. IGL is meeting fuel requirements of over 9.5 lakh vehicles running on CNG in NCR through a network of 425 CNG stations. IGL is supplying PNG to nearly 7.5 lakh households in Delhi and NCR towns.