Piped gas network for 20,000 flats
In a bid to expand its piped natural gas (PNG) network across Bengaluru, GAIL (India) Limited has tied up with builders and developers to supply natural gas to apartment blocks and gated communities. GAIL has been making efforts to increase the use of PNG, which is a cleaner and cheaper alternative to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
A senior official at GAIL said, “In the next few months, we will take piped gas to more than 20,000 flats in the city. We are currently in the process of fulfilling certain statutory requirements. Many apartment associations, builders and gated communities are eager to switch to PNG.”
GAIL Gas, a subsidiary of GAIL, is already supplying PNG to residential and commercial buildings in HSR Layout, Bellandur, Singasandra, Dollars Colony (near RMV Extension) and Mangammanapalya. “We have infrastructure in place to supply natural gas to more than 3,500 individual units. Moreover, the number of people opting for PNG connection has been rising steadily – over 12,000 households have registered with us in the past six months. Our aim is to bring 1.32 lakh housing units in the city under the PNG network, which will be spread over 4,395sqkm across both Bengaluru Rural and Bengaluru Urban districts, by 2020,” said a senior manager at GAIL.