Natural Gas Society invites you for a webinar on

14th September 2021 – 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.


SESSION 1:  2.30 pm -3.00 pm

Welcome Address – Shri D V Shastry, ED, Natural Gas Society

Special Address – Shri M V Iyer, Director (BD), GAIL India Ltd

Key note Address – Shri. E.S. Ranganathan, Director (Marketing), GAIL India Ltd

Inaugural Address – Shri Manoj Jain, C&MD, GAIL India Ltd

SESSION 2:  3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Leadership Forum: Panel Discussion on Safety Management       

Session Chair: Shri E.S. Ranganathan, Director (Mktg) GAIL India Ltd

Session Moderator: Shri S.P. Garg, Advisor (HSE), GAIL India Ltd

Topics for Panel Discussion      

  • Challenges faced by the CGD companies in their effort to continue supply during COVID time
  • Role of leadership in creating a safety work culture: experience sharing

  • Safety compliances during Project Execution: experience sharing

  • New technological interventions and innovative tools in safety processes in CGD Construction Management

Leadership Forum: Panellists

Shri A.K. Jana, Managing Director, Indraprashtha Gas Ltd

Shri Rajiv Sikka, CEO, IndiaOil-Adani Gas Pvt Ltd.

Shri Sandeep Trehan – Founder & President (Marketing & BD) – THINK Gas Distribution Pvt. Ltd

Shri Raman Chaddha, CEO, GAIL Gas Ltd

Shri Gautam Chakraborty, ED (CGD), GAIL India Ltd

Shri Shridhar Tambraparni, ED (Operations), Torrent Gas Ltd.

Shri Deepak Sawant, Managing Director, Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd

ShriSanjay Shende, Dy. Managing Director, Mahanagar Gas Ltd

SESSION 3:: 4.00 p.m. – 5.15 p.m

Presentation Topic  – Safety Practices in CGD, Construction  and O&M:  Lessons to learn

Session Chair: Dr. Narendra Kumar, ED, Torrent Gas                


  1. Safety during Construction / Project activities for L-CNG
    By Shri Pradeep Bhatt, Sr Vice President (SHE), THINK Gas Distribution Pvt. Ltd
  2. Areas of concern pertaining to installation of Cascade / Compressor above Canopy and above IC engine driven Compressors
    By Shri S. Murali, Sr Vice President (O&M), Mahanagar Gas Ltd
  1. Emergency preparedness & response of CGD company for damages to pipelines
    By Shri Ujwal Bhandari Vice President, (PNG – O&M), Indraprashtha Gas Ltd
  2. PNG safety issues in congested City areas
    By Shri Bhashit Dholakia, COO, IndiaOil-Adani Gas Pvt Ltd.
5:15 p.m – 5.30 p.m

Question & Answer session on “Safety Practices in CGD, Construction  and O&M” and the way forward

5.30 p.m

Vote of Thanks by Shri V.C. Chittoda, Senior Consultant & CGD Convenor, NGS


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