Mundkar Fire & Emergency Services Training Academy on 26/11/2015. The objective of the program was to sensitize the local fire brigade officials of Bengaluru city where GAIL is going to lay & operate the CGD network. 40 Regional Fire Officers from Karnataka State Fire & Emergency Services attended the program. They were explained about the city gas pipeline, safety features of CNG & PNG, HSE Management System in GAIL .Shri.AS.Bhave, Sr.Mgr.(Fire & Safety) delivered the presentation to the KSFES officials.Read More.
GAIL (India) Limited organized an Awareness Campaign at BEL Colony, Bengaluru in October Month. As the City Gas Distribution network in Bengaluru is spreading, and has reached BEL Colony and is ready for supply Domestic PNG in the households, An Awareness Programme detailing the benefits of Natural Gas, its Usage and Safety measures was conducted at the Rashtra Kavi Kuvempu Kala Shetra, BEL Colony. Approximately 150 people from the colony attended the programme. An Audio Video Presentation was made before them and one to one interactive session was also conducted to bring awareness. Shri Lalit Bhatt, DGM( BIS), Shri Dev Kumar, Chief Manager ( HR), Shri P.G joy, Senior manager (Marketing), Shri A.S Bhavve, SM( Fire & Safety), Shri Madan Lade , DM( HR), Ms Shilpi Tandon DM(Corporate Communications) etc were present from the GAIL team. Shri Sivakumar , AGM(HR),Shri Ramesh, DGM(Town ship), Shri Shankarappa ,officer(HR)(BEL team. were from BEL Management at the occasion. Shri Bhatt highlighted the significance of the New age Fuel in the city and thanked the BEL Management for their support. Shri Sivakumar also emphasized the convenience of the PNG for the houses in BEL Colony.Read More.
Bhubaneswar, October 20, 2017: On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship today launched the commencement of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) supply to residents of Bhubaneswar.Read More.
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New Delhi, November 21, 2018: In a significant development, Deoghar, Sheikhpura and Jamui districts will be included within the 50 Geographical Areas under the 10th bidding round of City Gas Distribution to be launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi tomorrow.
Supply of city gas in these mining belt districts of Jharkhand and Bihar would aid to boost development of local economy based on natural gas.
Household, commercial and transportation segments shall be covered for city gas supply, providing not just convenience in use, but also a cleaner and affordable fuel – natural gas – for various applications used by the public at large.
GAIL (India) Limited’s Jagadishpur – Haldia – Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline project, also popular as ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’, shall serve as the feeder source for natural gas supply to the proposed city gas project at Deoghar, Sheikhpura and Jamui districts, in addition to maintaining supplies to various fertilizer and industrial units enroute.
Baidyanath Dham, located in the prominent coal belt district of Deoghar, would be part of the natural gas map of India. The availability of natural gas would enable economic development in and around this area. Hon’ble Member of Parliament has been consistently championing the cause of covering the Deoghar – Mahupur area under City Gas Distribution network and roll-out of the project by the selected entity is expected soon under the forthcoming bidding round.
New Delhi, August 16, 2018: In an important development, GAIL (India) Limited has awarded the first contract for purchase of 108 km 24 inch diameter line pipes under the Barauni – Guwahati segment of the Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project.
The contract for purchase of line pipes of 108 km was awarded to M/s Ratnamani at a total cost of Rs 125 crore. Line pipe procurement activities for the rest of the 600 km trunkline upto Guwahati is at an advanced stage of tender process.
The Barauni – Guwahati pipeline section executed at a capital outlay of Rs 3,300 crore is an integral part of the prestigious 3,405 km-long JHBDPL project, popularly known as ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’, executed by GAIL, and envisages to connect eastern and north-eastern India to the existing natural gas grid. This project is planned to cover eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Assam.
JHBDPL project is progressing in full swing and the first phase is scheduled for completion by December 2018. The project will usher Industrial development in eastern part of India by supplying environmentally clean natural gas to fertilizer units, power plants, refineries, steel processing plants and other industries.
It will also provide clean energy to households and transportation through the city gas distribution networks enroute the pipeline. City Gas distribution projects have been commissioned at Varanasi, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack while project activities are under progress at other cities of eastern India.
Varanasi, July 14, 2018: Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today dedicated to the Nation the Varanasi City Gas Distribution (CGD) network which will supply environment friendly natural gas to households, transport sector and industries in the city through the ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’. The project was dedicated in a function here in the presence of Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath and a host of other dignitaries.
The foundation stone of the Varanasi CGD project had been laid by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on October 24, 2016.
The Varanasi CGD network, which is being implemented by GAIL (India) Limited at a cost of Rs 755 crores, will cover 1,535 sq. km. and cater to a population of 36.76 lakhs. Two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations have started commercial operations while another 18 will be set up in the coming years. Overall, 20,000 vehicles are expected to use CNG in the city.
Besides, Piped Natural Gas (PNG) connection work for 8,000 houses has been completed which are expected to be connected by March 2019. About 1 lakh households are likely to be covered in the project.
Steel pipeline has already been laid for 28 km and medium density polyethylene (MDPE) pipe laying for 102 km completed. About 800 km of steel and MDPE pipelines will be laid in the city as part of the project.
The CGD network will also cover four industrial areas and can cater to 150 industries and 500 commercial enterprises. It is expected to give direct employment to 1,000 people and indirect employment to many more.
The Varanasi CGD project was developed simultaneously with the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra/ Barauni- Guwahati Pipeline Project (JHBDPL/BGPL), popularly known as the ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’.
The pipeline project of total length 3,291 km is being executed at the cost of about Rs. 13,000 Crore. It will cater to the energy requirements of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Assam covering 70 districts and 3,150 villages.
Besides Varanasi, CGD networks are also being developed by GAIL at Patna, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack enroute the pipeline.
New Delhi, June 20, 2018: In a major fillip to the development of clean fuel ecosystem in India, GAIL Gas Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of GAIL (India) Limited, the pioneers of City Gas Distribution in India and Uber, the world’s largest ridesharing company, have entered into a strategic partnership to promote the usage of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) across various cities in India. In the first leg, the initiative is being rolled out in Bengaluru and will subsequently be extended in other cities.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the two companies during the inauguration of a GAIL Gas CNG Station at Hardware Technology Park, near Bengaluru airport in the presence of Shri B.C. Tripathi, Chairman & Managing Director, GAIL (India) Limited and Chairman GAIL Gas Limited by Shri A.K. Jana, Chief Executive Officer, GAIL Gas Limited and Shri Madhu Kannan, Chief Business Officer –Emerging Markets, Uber.
As part of this partnership, termed as “Hasiru Bengaluru” or “Green Bengaluru”, GAIL Gas CNG Stations and Uber will promote the adoption of cleaner fuels like CNG in Ubers in Bengaluru. As part of the agreement, GAIL Gas will provide free CNG to the first 500 cars joining under the program, capped at a maximum of Rs. 10,000 per car. GAIL Gas will be extending coupons to each of the participating Uber driver partners for Rs. 2500 per month for the first four months.
Uber will provide a joining award of Rs.10,000 to the first 500 CNG vehicles driving with the platform. Uber will in turn, create awareness among its driver partner community on the benefits of CNG through several channels. In order to promote cleaner fuel vehicles, GAIL Gas & Uber will also be leading conversations with OEMs, auto dealers and retrofitters.
The GAIL Gas CNG station inaugurated today at KIADB Hardware Technology Park, near Bengaluru Airport alone has a capacity to fuel approximately 1000 vehicles a day. The station has two compressors with 1200 SCMH Capacity each and four dispensers for refilling cars and autos. These dispensers have the capacity to refuel 8 vehicles simultaneously at any time.
Shri B.C. Tripathi, Chairman & Managing Director, GAIL (India) Limited, said, “Alliance with Uber is a major step to fulfill our commitment in making Bengaluru’s air cleaner by expanding usage of CNG across the popular taxi ridership as we move towards a gas based economy under Government of India’s vision.”
Commenting on the partnership, Shri Madhu Kannan, Chief Business Officer –India & Emerging Markets, Uber said, “We are pleased to partner with GAIL Gas to promote the use of CNG in Bengaluru. Through this partnership, we hope to demonstrate the benefits of switching to CNG and accelerate its adoption in the city. For budding and current driver partners on Uber alone, use of CNG is expected to create monthly savings of upto ~Rs 15000. Together with GAIL Gas, we hope to develop a CNG ecosystem in the city with the active support of our driver partners as well as the public at large.”
To optimise uptake of CNG and improve accessibility to the fuel for Bengalureans, GAIL Gas is also making CNG available through Retail Outlets of other Oil Marketing Companies. There are six CNG stations operational at Laggere (Prem Nagar), APC Circle (Jigani), Peenya Industrial Area , Sungadkatte, Bommasandra Industrial Area in the city. Upcoming CNG Stations include Agara, KR Puram, Goravigere, New Airport Road, Tata Nagar, Sarjapur Road. (June-Oct, 2018) Overall, to cater to the demand and facilitate a strong ecosystem, 20 new CNG stations are expected to be operational by March 2019.
With diesel and petrol prices rising, CNG presents an affordable and environment friendly alternative. The cost of CNG in Bengaluru is Rs. 51.27 per kg. For vehicle owners, this can result in savings of around 60 % over petrol, 50% over diesel alternatives and approximately 45% over auto LPG. For Uber drivers using CNG, this can mean monthly savings upto Rs 15,000.
By promoting the adoption of CNG, Uber and GAIL Gas are committed to reducing vehicular pollution and congestion not only in Bengaluru but also across the country and incentivising ridesharing thereby benefiting the drivers, riders, and the country in general.
Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and more than five billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.
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Cuttack, June 09, 2018:Marking another significant development in the spread of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga in Odisha, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations at CDA sector – 1 and Bidyadharpur at Cuttack.
GAIL is implementing the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga and also the City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects in various cities including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Hon’ble Minister also flagged off a CNG awareness Auto Rally and took a ride in a CNG auto from CDA Sector -1 CNG station to CNG Station at Bidhyadharpur. Over a hundred CNG powered autos participated in the rally covering a distance of 15 km. between the two CNG stations.
Earlier in December 2017, two CNG stations at Chandrasekharpur and Patia had started operations in Bhubaneswar. Two more stations are being constructed in Khandagiri and Tamando and another two would be ready in near future. Over the coming years, over 20 CNG stations will be commissioned in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to supply CNG to vehicles.
Presently, Natural gas is being supplied in special containers called “cascades” which are being transported by road from Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. Also, provision is being made for L-CNG (Liquefied CNG), wherein natural gas will be transported in liquid form in cryogenic tankers from Dahej, Gujarat to Bhubaneswar/Cuttack. Necessary infrastructure is under construction at Bhubaneshwar for this facility.
After commissioning of 2655 km. long Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL), popularly known as the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga, natural gas will be supplied through pipeline. GAIL, India’s premier natural gas company, is implementing this prestigious project which was commenced by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in July 2015. The project is progressing in full swing and GAIL, till date has committed approx. Rs. 7,500 crores for the project which will pass through the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. The project will usher industrial development in eastern part of India by supplying environmentally clean natural gas to fertilizer and power plant, refineries, steel plants and other industries.
CNG is one of the most environment-friendly fuels as compared to conventional fuels because it has no impurities such as sulphur or lead. It is safe because it is lighter than air and rises up in case of leakage. Moreover, it is unlikely to ignite because of high ignition temperature of approximately 585 degree Celsius. It is also economical as compared to conventional fuels. CNG being an economical, environment friendly, convenient and safer fuel is a Happy Fuel for every user.
Five kit manufacturers have been approved by Transport Commissioner, Odisha for retrofitting of CNG kits in vehicles. Kit manufacturers have also appointed their dealers for Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Awareness programmes have been conducted for Auto Rickshaw owners and drivers and such initiatives would be continued in future also for the smooth transition of vehicles to CNG.
The commencement of supply of CNG is a major step towards the fulfillment of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s dream of developing a gas-based economy and linking Eastern India to the country’s Natural Gas Grid.
The overall capital expenditure for the Bhubaneswar and Cuttack CGD projects will be Rs. 1,750 crores, of which Rs. 450 crores will be spent in the next three to five years.
Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga in Odisha
In Odisha, the Natural Gas Pipeline will be constructed at an estimated investment of Rs 4,000 crores and have a length of about 769 km covering 13 districts, i.e., Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Debagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khordha, Puri and Kendrapara & will connect major industrial clusters of Khurdha, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kalinganagar, Jajpur and Paradip.
About GAIL (India) Limited
GAIL is India’s leading natural gas company with diversified interests across the natural gas value chain of trading, transmission, LPG production & transmission, LNG re-gasification, Petrochemicals, City Gas, E&P, etc. GAIL is expanding pipeline network by 4000 kms. at an investment of about Rs. 20,000 to operate over 15,000 kms by 2020. GAIL commands 75% market share in gas transmission and has a Gas trading share of over 50% in India.
New Delhi, April 13, 2018 : GAIL (India) Limited has placed pipe laying orders of Rs 780 crs for approx. 530 Kms for pipeline connectivity from Bokaro (in Jharkhand) to Angul (in Odisha) Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project. With these awards, major contracts of the project, i.e. pipe supply and laying contract orders for 2200 Kms have been finalized.
The prestigious 2655 Km long JHBDPL project, also known as the ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’ project was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in July 2015. The project is progressing in full swing and first phase of the project will be completed before the scheduled target date of December 2018. GAIL till date has committed over Rs 7400 crs for the project which will pass through the state of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
The project will usher Industrial development in eastern part of India by supplying environmentally clean Natural Gas to Fertilizer & Power plant, Refineries, Steel plants and other Industries. Further, the arrival of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga will provide direct and indirect employment to thousands of people.
The project will also provide clean energy to households and transportation in the cities en-route the pipeline. The City gas Network laying activity in Varanasi, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has already commenced. Project activities will start on ground in other cities namely Patna, Ranchi and Jamshedpur by next month.
Shri B. C. Tripathi, Chairman & Managing Director, GAIL said that “the Project activities in the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project is progressing as per schedule. Major Contracts for the project has been awarded. The schedule completion date for Phase –I of the Project from Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh to Dobhi, Patna and Baruani in Bihar is Dec’2018 and we are confident of completing it ahead of schedule. City Gas Project Activities are also progressing well. The project will create a boon for clean Industrial development in the eastern part of the country.”
CMD, GAIL further added that “GAIL has achieved its annual targeted total Capital outlay and has expended around Rs 4000 crs during the fiscal year ending March 2018. GAIL will be spending its targeted capital outlay of Rs 6400 crs in the current fiscal year largely for the 4000 kms of pipe line and City Gas projects it is presently executing.”