Kolkata, adjoining districts likely to get piped natural gas by 2022

By 2022, Kolkata and its adjoining districts like Hooghly, Howrah, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas are likely to get piped gas for domestic and commercial consumption. The first CNG station in the city would be operational in couple of days as reported in TOI earlier.

The Urja Ganga pipeline would reach near Kolkata on way to its final destination in Haldia by 2022. The director marketing of Gail E H Ranganathan disclosed this on Thursday here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be dedicating a 347-km-long Dobhi-Durgapur natural gas pipeline on Sunday which will be extended later. This pipeline is a part of the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project. Dobhi-Durgapur pipeline has been built at a cost of Rs 2,433 crore by GAIL.

He said that the Dobhi-Durgapur pipeline project will revive HURL Sindri (Jharkhand) fertiliser plant, supply gas to Matix fertiliser plant at Durgapur and will supply gas to industrial, commercial, automobile sectors and city gas distribution across all major towns in these states.

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