Heralding the arrival of eco-friendly natural gas in the holy city of Haridwar, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday launched a Natural Gas awareness campaign here to highlight the benefits of the clean and efficient fuel to residents and industrialists.
MP Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, MLA Haridwar Shri Madan Kaushik, Hon’ble MLA Ranipur Shri Adesh Chauhan, Hon’ble MLA Jwalapur Shri Chandra Shekhar, Hon’ble MLA Laksar Shri Sanjay Gupta, Hon’ble MLA Haridwar Rural Shri Yatishvaranand, Shri B.C Tripathi, CMD GAIL (India) Ltd., Shri I.S. Rao, ED (Gas), Bharat Petroleum Corpn. Ltd., Shri P.K.Pal, Chairman HNGPL, along with officials of the Oil Industry were present on this occasion.
Speaking at the function, Shri Pradhan said the Haridwar City Gas Distribution Project will touch the lives of nearly 19 lakh people in Hardiwar district.
It will benefit number of households which will get piped natural gas (PNG) while around 10,000 vehicles can convert to compressed natural gas (CNG). Moreover, industries and commercial establishments in the region can also use the environment friendly fuel.
The Haridwar City Gas Distribution Project is being developed by Haridwar Natural Gas Pvt. Ltd. (HNGPL), a Joint Venture of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited & GAIL Gas Limited. HNGPL aims to cover Haridwar district of approx. 2,305 Sq.km which will include 3 charged areas namely Haridwar, Roorkee and Laksar. The projected Capital Expenditure for the first 5 years is Rs 148.91 Crores and 200.02 Crores over a period of 25 years.
GAIL’s Bawana Nangal Pipeline is connected to GAIL’s trunk pipeline network at Dadri. A tap off from this line at Saharanpur is the origin of Saharanpur Haridwar Pipeline. The Project will source gas using 3 tap-off points from SHPL Pipeline.
This efficient network of City Gas Distribution would bring Natural gas to the city for the energy requirements for Houses, Industries, Commercial Units and Transport sector.
It is expected that around 10,000 vehicles will convert to CNG, which shall dramatically bring down the pollution levels in the city. The pipeline promises hassle free domestic gas connectivity and the excess LPG distribution capability shall be made available to the rural population.
The Hotels, Restaurants, cold storages, dairies will be ensured with energy Security and will also provide momentum to the tourism in the district. The Company will also help in creating the eco-friendly gas based crematoriums.