Dharmendra Pradhan will launch CNG supply stations in Ranchi

Published: Aug 22, 2019, 19:22 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

the government will set up 22 CNG stations at Ranchi and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand in order to reach to 10.46 lakh households

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra. Pic/Twitter IANS
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra. Pic/Twitter IANS

On Friday, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch CNG supply stations in Ranchi. K.B. Singh, Executive Director of GAIL, the eastern region said that the Union Minister launch the CNG stations at Madhuvan Bihar and Kakuri of Ranchi along with Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda.

According to news agency IANS, the natural gas will reach Ranchi in special containers which will be transported by road from Patna. Later the natural gas will be supplied through Jamshedpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dharama natural gas pipeline which is popularly known as Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga.

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The CNG pipeline which is under construction will be completed by December 2020. The government will set up 22 CNG stations at Ranchi and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand with GAIL gas supply to 10.46 lakh households. In order to supply CNG to over 1.25 lakh vehicles and piped natural gas, the City Gas Distribution (CGD) project will be taken up along with Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga pipeline.

According to Singh, the natural gas pipeline will be constructed at a cost of Rs 4,366 crore and it will have a length of 551 kms covering 12 districts.

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With inputs from IANS

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