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IGL to supply CNG, PNG in Fatehpur, Hamirpur and balance areas of Kanpur
Kanpur, March 6, 2019
Public sector Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), the largest CNG distribution company of the country, today said it had received a letter of intent (LOI) from Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) after 10th round of bidding to lay City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in the geographical area comprising districts of Fatehpur, Hamirpur and Kanpur (except area already authorized) in Uttar Pradesh.
The project will be aimed at providing supply of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) in these districts and it is expected that the first CNG station and piped gas connection would be made available within a year, a press release from the company said.
The announcement in this regard was made by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries and Member of Parliament from Fatehpur, at a function here today.
IGL Managing Director E. S. Ranganathan outlined the plans of IGL to set up CNG refueling infrastructure and piped gas facilities in the area. He announced that, as per minimum work programme, IGL plans to set up 7 CNG stations and provide PNG connections to 14,400 households in the next two years across the geographical area.
He added that, along with domestic kitchens, IGL would also be providing gas connections to industries and commercial establishments like hotels, restaurants and hospitals in the region.
IGL, a joint venture of PSUs GAIL (India) Ltd. and BPCL, is already engaged in supplying CNG and PNG in Delhi, Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Rewari and Gurugram.
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