Puri: Two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations of GAIL Gas Limited were inaugurated in Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath, on Thursday.
The CNG stations have been come up at Balukhanda and Uttara Chowk. “The CNG stations will give a fillip for building up of eco-friendly mobility network in the holy city of Puri,” said Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan after inaugurating the stations.
“CNG being a new age fuel which scores high as much on its green credentials as for its affordability, commuting on Green fuel will be highly encouraged in Puri city now,” he added.
GAIL Gas Limited, a City Gas Distribution Company, commissioned the CNG stations within 6 months of being authorised to set up City Gas Distribution network in Puri, Ganjam, Nayagarh Geographical Area by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB).
GAIL Gas has ambitious plans to start 15 CNG stations in next 8 years. With the commissioning of the CNG Stations in Puri, the intercity as well as the intracity commuting on Green fuel will be encouraged. Puri will be marked on the green Map of India having the availability of CNG in the city.