Gujarat to get completely covered with piped gas network
14/06/2018 12:06
According to reports, Gujarat will become the first Indian state to get completely covered under the piped gas distribution network after the ninth round of bidding, which will see a quarter of the country brought under the network.

Commenting on the issue, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Chairperson D K Sarraf told the media, “The western Indian state already has 84.31 per cent of its area under the city gas distribution (CGD) network, and will see the remaining area covered after the ninth round of bidding which opened last month.”

“Following this, the country's overall penetration will go up in terms of geographical areas, from existing 11 per cent to 24 per cent, covering 29 per cent population from existing 19 per cent,” he said.

"In Gujarat, today 84.31 per cent area, and 87.37 per cent of population residing in the area are already covered under the CGD network. After the ninth round of bidding (which is underway), 100 per cent of geographical area and population in Gujarat will be covered under the network," he added.