B K Dutt colony in Lodhi Road gets pipeline gas connection
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated the pipelined natural gas (PNG) supply to kitchens in B K Dutt Colony in South Delhi's Lodhi Road.
The inauguration was attended by New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) managing director E S Ranganathan and residents of the colony.
Pradhan said that the expansion of PNG network in cities like Delhi will lead to additional availability of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the country's remote areas, which will help take LPG to the kitchens of the poor and marginalised through Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
He also thanked Lekhi for her efforts to get clearance for laying 3 km of pipeline in the colony.
Pradhan also complimented IGL for its schemes, such as the EMI scheme for making PNG within reach of common man, and for starting 'Swasth Saarthi Abhiyaan', an initiative to provide basic health check up to drivers of CNG-run public transport vehicles.
Over 750 residents of the colony have already registered for PNG connections and network has already been laid to provide PNG connections to 450 kitchens in the colony soon.