Bengaluru’s CGD project implemented by GAIL takes off

Hon’ble Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India Shri Ananth Kumar has recently inaugurated the Bengaluru City Gas Distribution (CGD) Project to supply eco-friendly Natural Gas to households, industries and transport sector, marking a new chapter in the development of India’s IT capital. Present on the occasion were Hon’ble Minister for Statistics & Programme Implementation, Govt. of India Shri D V Sadananda Gowda and Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.


The Bengaluru CGD Project is being implemented by GAIL Gas Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Maharatna company GAIL (India) Limited, at an investment of Rs 6,283 crore. The project will cover 4,395 sq km in urban and rural Bengaluru, broadly covering eight sectors – Nelamangala, Dod Ballapur, Devanahalli, Hosakote, Bengaluru East, Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South and Anekal.

The project will provide economical, environment friendly, uninterrupted, safe and convenient energy to 106.12 lakh residents of Bengaluru by supplying Piped Natural Gas (PNG) for households, industries and commercial units. Billing will be done once in two months based on consumption. Moreover, with the setting up of 60 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations, the project will provide cheaper fuel for the transport sector and also facilitate a healthy lifestyle by creating a pollution-free environment.

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