Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched the City Gas Distribution (CGD) project and city office of GAIL India Limited here on Saturday. With the launch of CGD project ‘URJA GANGA’ in Odisha, Dharmedra Pradhan said, the nation cannot develop without the development of eastern states. This initiative is an outcome of the mantra given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The consumers of Twin City will get affordable, safe and eco-friendly piped domestic gas at their kitchens and the unending wait for LPG cylinder would hopefully disappear after its commencement. About Rs 4,000 crore would be invested to construct the pipelines under CGD with a length of about 762 km covering 13 districts.
The city CGD project would cost a capital expenditure of around RS 1, 500 crore and 5 lakh households in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar would get piped domestic natural gas. Meanwhile, 44 CNG stations will be commissioned within first 3-5 years for supplying CNG to about 1.5 lakh vehicles.
While, availing natural gas to industries and commercial organizations, the project also would create a gas-based industrial hub for providing a boost to the state’s economy in an eco-friendly way.