Public transport buses to be converted to CNG in a phased manner
Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Dehradun have been linked in the Compressed Gas Distribution (CGD) value chain. Connection has been given to 150 homes in Haridwar with the distribution also being started. This was stated in a meeting held by the state chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh with the officials of GAIL Gas Limited regarding facilitation of LPG gas connections in Dehradun. The Chief Secretary said that the State Government will extend all possible help in laying the gas pipeline and setting up gas station. The work of laying pipeline should be started soon. He said that public transport buses and other vehicles will be converted into CNG powered vehicles in a phased manner. Officials of GAIL Gas Limited informed that as in Haridwar, a city gas station will be constructed in Dehradun. The natural gas will come into use for making food, heating, heating water, running air conditioner, power back up and fuel in vehicles. Uninterrupted supply of gas will be facilitated through pipe lines. About the project plan for Dehradun, it was stated that a 90 kilometre pipeline will be laid and 50 CNG stations will be built in order to supply the gas to about three lakh people. Along with Dehradun, Mussoorie and Rishikesh will also be connected to the gas pipeline. The meeting was attended by principal secretary of Food and Civil Supply, Anand Wardhan, Urban Development secretary RK Sudhanshu, CEO of GAIL Gas Limited AK Jana, CEO of Haridwar Natural Gas Pvt Ltd RM Bharadwaj and other officials.