Gail India Ltd has said it will invest Rs 5,750 crore for its pipeline projects in Odisha.
According to the company, the investments include Rs 1,750 crore for the City Gas Distribution (CGD) project in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
As part of the project, natural gas will be supplied to the cities through the Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra natural gas pipe line (JHBDPL), known as ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’. Households and small industries in the cities
can avail Piped Natural Gas (PNG) while vehicles can use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) once the CGD network becomes operational.
GAIL director (projects) Dr Ashutosh Karnatak said while 2.5 lakh households each in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will be provided PNG in next few years, at least 10,000 houses will be connected by end of December in the capital city on a pilot basis.
Union minister of state for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan will launch the implementation of CGD project at Bhubaneswar on March 18.