Manoj Jain, chairman and managing director of national gas major GAIL, has been appointed as chairman of the city gas distributor Mahanagar Gas Ltd as well.
Jain took over as the chairman of Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL) on May 6, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
On Thursday, PTI reported that Jain had taken over as chairman of MGL. MGL, promoted by GAIL, supplies piped natural gas to households and auto and industrial gas in Mumbai and its suburbs.
Jain, a mechanical engineer and an MBA, has experience of over 34 years with GAIL in various fields such as business development, projects, O&M, petrochemicals, pipeline integrity management and marketing.
Jain spearheaded installation and commissioning of the $1.4 billion grassroots petrochemical complex, as chief operating officer of Brahmaputra Cracker.
It supplies PNG to over 1.27 million households and over 4,000 commercial and industrial establishments in its operational areas. It also supplies about 3.5 million kgs/day CNG through 256 CNG stations to about 0.75 million motor vehicles.
For catering to its consumer base, MGL has laid down a network of about 5,630 km of steel and medium density polyethylene pipeline network.