CNG For Steel City

Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram inaugurated a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station of GAIL Gas Limited (GAIL).

Mr.Oram opened the facility here in the presence of Chief Executive Officer, GAIL Gas Limited AK Jana, Chief Operating Officer GAIL Rajeev Garg and other dignitaries.

The CNG station located at Chhend Ring Road, one of the prime locations of Rourkela, will give a fillip for building up of eco-friendly mobility network in the steel city of Rourkela.
The Minister also filled up the first auto-rickshaw with the environment friendly fuel and interacted with the auto-rickshaw drivers.

The authorization to GAIL Gas Limited in Odisha at Sundargarh and Jharsuguda Districts was given through 9th round of PNGRB bidding.

CGD Project of Sundergarh – Jharsuguda District will supply Compressed Natural Gas for transport Sector, Piped Natural Gas for Households, Industries & Commercial Units.

The Project will cover 12130.70 sq. kms Area in the district and  will include 22 charge areas namely Lahunipara, Laikera, Hemgir, Lephripara, Balisankara, Tangarapali, Sundergarh, Subhdega, Baragaon, Kutra, Rajagangapur, Kuannmunda, Nuagaon, Bisra, Lathikata, Gurundia, Baneigarh, Koida, Lakhanpur, Jharsuguda, Kirimira, Kolabira.  

The total investment for the project is Rs. 944 crore for initial 25 years. The district will have 20 CNG stations and approximately 1,00,000 households connected with Piped Natural Gas. A network of 500 kms will be laid in the district, benefiting 41 lakh population.

The supply of Piped Natural Gas to industries and commercial units will also help in reduction of pollution in the Powerhouse city. The main source pipeline for the CGD project will be GAIL’s Jagdishpur- Haldia- Dhamra- Bokaro Pipeline.

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