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About 16,500 km national gas pipeline operational: Govt

New Delhi, Nov 18 (UNI) The Government on Monday said that at present about 16,500 km natural gas pipeline was operational.
Apart from that, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has authorized pipeline which are at various stages of execution.
PNGRB is taking steps for development of natural gas pipeline in order to cover additional area of the country through National Gas Grid.
It has informed that about 530 km pipeline up to September, 2019 in the current financial year was commissioned this fiscal.
"To increase the availability of natural gas across the country, the Government has envisaged to develop the National Gas Grid," said Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
With regard to coverage of population under City Gas Distribution Networks, PNGRB has so far authorised 229 Geographical Areas (GAs) covering 406 districts for development of CGD Network across the country till the 10th CGD Bidding Round, which covers around 70 per cent of India’s population and 53 pc of its area. These projects are at various stages of execution.
PNGRB has authorised Bharat Gas Resource Limited (BGRL) for development of CGD Network in Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara Districts GA under the 9th CGD Bidding Round.
As per Minimum Work Program, the commitment of CGD entities are required to be achieved over a period of 8 years and under normal conditions, gas supply to this GAs is to commence from the second year onwards. PNGRB monitors the progress of the CGD projects and CGD Authorization Regulations also provide for imposition of penalty for non-achievement of the assigned targets.
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