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In sector 44,Chandigarh gets its first CNG Station

As per news, Union minister of state for petroleum and natural gas ‎Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday inaugurated the first CNG (compressed natural gas) station of Punjab at a petrol pump in Sector 56, Mohali, first CNG station of Chandigarh at a petrol pump in Sector 44 and lit the first PNG (piped natural gas) connection at EWS Society of Sector 46, Chandigarh. The city gas distribution (CGD) project in the Tricity is being implemented by Indian Oil-Adani Gas Private Limited (IOAGPL), a 50:50 joint venture of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd and Adani Gas Limited. The launch of these projects heralded the commencement of supply of eco-friendly natural gas fuel to households, vehicles, commercial and industrial units in the Tricity and its adjoining areas. A CGD project is now considered a key infrastructure element for a smart city. The proposed CGD project is, therefore, expected to play a significant role in making Chandigarh a smart city. . As per news,The project, with an estimated investment of over Rs 400 crore, will cater PNG to more than 5 lakh households, and provide CNG to over 30,000 vehicles through 20 CNG stations. Over 3,000 km of steel and medium-density polythene (MDPE) pipes will be laid in the Chandigarh geographical area as part of the project to take the eco-friendly fuel to the doorsteps of consumers. Already, 110 km of steel pipeline, 50 km of MDPE pipeline and 2 CNG stations have been completed. As per news,Mr.Pradhan said with the commissioning of the CGD project, it will be possible to shift over 5 lakh LPG cooking gas connections from Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula and adjoining areas of Zirakpur, Kalka, Baddi and Nalagarh to households in rural areas. Complimenting the efforts of Indian Oil and Adani Gas in joining hands for promoting the use of natural gas, he said the IOAGPL must aim to commission 30 CNG stations within next two years in this area. He also announced the government is working towards making Delhi-Chandigarh a green highway. Sources: News

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