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Cabinet gives land to GAIL to set up CNG station in Patna

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

cabinet on Tuesday gave its nod for transferring 1.5 acres of land to for setting up a CNG station at Phulwarisharif in

The land will be transferred to on the payment of Rs 46.40 crore, told reporters.

would be given 1.5 acres from the land belonging to the State Road Transport Corporation's workshop located at Phulwarisharif, he said.

The move would help curb the air pollution of the state capital as CNG enabled vehicles would start plying on city roads, Kumar said.

The capital city, whose air quality has worsened in recent past, topped the Central Pollution Control Board's air quality index on three consecutive day from January 1, 2019.

It also sanctioned Rs 8.20 crore for construction of temporary tent city at Kangan Ghat here on the occasion of Guruparv being organised between January 11-13 to celebrate the 352nd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, Kumar said.

Farmers would be given compensation for their crop damage due to the construction of tent city on their land, he said.

The cabinet also sanctioned Rs 725.97 crore as loan to (PACS) and Vyapar Mandal from Contingency Fund to ensure the Minimum Support Price to the farmers so that they do not resort to distress selling, the said.

A total of 13 decisions were taken at today's cabinet meeting chaired by

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 21:20 IST