Kerala switching to CityGas; Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki join CGD network
Kottayam: The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has decided to integrate 200 more cities across the country into CityGas Distribution (CGD) networks. This includes Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts. Previously, 11 districts of Kerala were included. With this, all districts in Kerala will be incorporated into this scheme.
The advantage of CityGas (PNG-Piped Natural Gas) is that it provides feasible and safe fuel. This scheme has been implemented in 470 districts in the country so far.
CityGas is permitted by marking a land territory for each district. One land territory includes up to three districts and has been allowed in 228 land territories at present. It was aimed to extend the benefits of the scheme to 53 percent of the country’s population.
The distribution in the districts recently integrated into the scheme is being done through tender procedures.