Gas pipeline network for city to be ready in another 3 years
“We are hopeful that the gasline network to supply natural gas to every household will be ready by another three years’ time,” state Environment Minister and city mayor Sovan Chatterjee said after a meeting with senior officials of Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL).
“In today’s meeting we discussed about the operations, on the DPR and process of implementation of the project,” Chatterjee said.
The minister said that as per the GAIL plan pipelines for the gas supply would likely be brought through Durgapur before reaching the city, the minister said.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave her approval to the joint venture at a meeting of the Cabinet Standing Committee on Industry early this week.
The Greater Calcutta Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation (CGSC), which is a 100 per cent state-owned company, will have an equity of 26 per cent while GAIL will hold the rest 74 per cent stake for the Rs 3,000 crore project.
GAIL would invest for the project while the state government would provide various assets like land and infrastructure support, officers said.