CGD: Prime Minister Modi to launch city gas projects to cover 50% of the country’s population

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects in Delhi on Thursday.

 

The projects will be across 65 Geographical Areas (GAs) in 129 districts under the 9th CGD Bidding Round recently awarded by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, said the ministry release.

The main event would be held at 4 pm on November 22 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. At each of the GA across 19 states in India, the authorised entities would also hold their event locally.

As part of a larger plan to shift towards an environment friendlier gas-based economy, the development of CGD networks will increase the availability of clean cooking fuel or piped natural gas (PNG) and transportation fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) for consumers, the release said.

The project has covered 96 cities and districts covering 46.5 lakh households and 32 lakh CNG vehicles so far.

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