Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday said about 2.8 lakh households in Bengaluru had so far opted for piped cooking gas connection. Authorities have developed infrastructure to connect 1.68 lakh households with piped gas in Bengaluru, he said.
The city has access to piped gas through the Dhabol-Bengaluru gas pipeline and is now supplying gas to 25,000 households, he said at the launch of the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline project. Karnataka governor VR Vala and Yediyurappa, and Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan and CM Pinarayi Vijayan participated in the virtual launch.
The new pipeline would benefit households, commercial establishments and industries in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada, the CM said. The pipeline would supply piped natural gas to about 4 lakh houses for domestic cooking purposes, for use in commercial establishments and industries.
It will also help supply CNG to vehicles through city gas distribution projects in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi and can also fire power and fertiliser units in the two districts.
Kerala CM Vijayan said the pipeline would help expand the city gas supply chain. The project will help in the development of Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore and a proposed petrochemicals park.