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Kolkata likely to get CNG stations by year-end

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The eastern metropolis is likely to get (CNG) by end of this year, which would facilitate vehicles running on greener fuel, an said on Tuesday.

As a part of the 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' project, the owned was entrusted to develop (CGD) network in six cities - Patna, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, and

However, state owned (GCGSC) was earlier authorised for in and surrounding areas. Subsequently, it was decided the CGD in the eastern metropolis would be developed jointly.

A joint venture (JV) company, Bengal Gas Company Ltd, has been formed for developing the city gas distribution, said Gail (India) Limited's at a road show for promoting 10th bidding round here.

Incidentally, the gas has been setting up to bring to

He indicated that before the pipeline connects Kolkata, the JV would try to gas through roadways to the eastern metropolis.

"Due to land acquisition issues, we are planning to put up CNG stations at the of companies (OMCs). We shall try to open CNG stations this year itself if we get space at the outlets. The same model we have followed in and We may use road till the pipeline connects the place," Bairagi said.

The estimated investment in first five years in would be Rs 5,200 crore, the said.

The JV would distribute CNG and piped in the City of Joy and part of Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia and North and South 24 Parganas in

(PNGRB) member said CNG is 60 per cent cheaper than petrol and 45 per cent than diesel.



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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 23:02 IST