Gujarat to be fully covered after 9th round of city gas distribution

first_imgSHARE natural gas COMMENT COMMENTS Published on Latest round to cover 174 districts across the country SHARE SHARE EMAIL Gujarat is set to become the India’s first State to be fully covered by the city gas distribution (CGD) network after the ninth round of bidding. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board’s latest invitation for bids will see eight districts being covered.Except areas already authorised, the ninth round of CGD bidding will cover entirely the districts of Junagadh, Mahisagar, Narmada, Tapi, Dangs, Porbandar, Gir Somnath and Surendranagar, and parts of Morbi, Botad, Navsari, Kheda and Surat.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state is among the leaders in the number of PNG and CNG customers.The ninth CGD bidding round covers 174 districts (156 complete and 18 part) grouped in 86 geographical areas spread across 22 states and Union Territories. This covers about 24 per cent of India’s geographical area and 29 per cent of the population.As part of the ninth round, PNGRB is conducting an investors’ meet on Wednesday to share information on the bidding round. PNGRB chief DK Sarraf, along with other stakeholders, will attend the meet at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.The selected bidders will create infrastructure and supply natural gas to domestic customers, vehicles, industries and commercial customers in the respective geographical areas awarded to them. June 12, 2018last_img

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