As many as 65,000 houses in the city are set to get piped natural gas (PNG) by the end of the ongoing financial year, Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, said, while inaugurating the Bengaluru City Gas Distribution (CGD) project here on Sunday.
GAIL Gas Ltd., which is implementing the project, said the infrastructure for domestic PNG connections was ready for nearly 34,500 houses. Of these, 23,300 are ready for conversion, which means they will be able to do away with the hassles associated with the conventional LPG cylinders. As many as 3,000 houses – mostly in Singasandra, Mangammanapalya and HSR Layout – are already said to be using PNG in Bengaluru.
The Bengaluru CGD project, being implemented at a cost of ₹6,283 crore in both Bengaluru Urban and Rural, is expected to provide uninterrupted supply of natural gas to 1.32 lakh households in five years. GAIL officials said that apart from domestic use, natural gas was also being used by nine industries and 22 commercial units.
Credit- The Hindu
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