Ambala has been selected for the piped natural gas (PNG) supply project, which will benefit over 3.3 lakh LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) consumers in the district.
While Ambala City will be covered within six months, the entire district will get piped natural gas supply within eight years under the GAIL project, according to a senior official.
Work to lay the underground pipeline has already been completed in Sectors 8, 9 and 10 and is in progress in Model Town.
The gas will be supplied from the GAIL gas plant in Jalbehra village and work to connect the plant with the city has begun.
Under the project, the piped natural gas pipeline will be laid in all urban and rural areas of the district till 2028 and consumers given connections as per demand.
“A service regulator and meter valve will be installed for every consumer, who will be charged as per consumption recorded in the meter,” said the official.
She said one-time installation charges, security deposit and piped natural gas price would be declared at the time of launch of the scheme.