During 2018-19, PNGRB had successfully completed award of 136 Geographical Areas (GAs) for development of City Gas Development Network under 9th & 10th CGD Bidding Rounds. After 10th round, 70% of India’s population, 53% of geographical area, covering more than 400 districts, spread over 27 states and union territories, would have access to CGD network.
Commencement of work for 9th CGD Bidding Round and launch of 10th CGD Bidding Round was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 22nd November, 2018. The Letters of Intent were distributed by Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to successful entities for 50 GAs under 10th CGD Bidding Round in a ceremony held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 1st March, 2019.
Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan will launch the “commencement of work ceremony” for 50 GAs awarded under 10th CGD Bidding Round for development of City Gas Development Network on 26th August, 2019 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. These GAs have committed work program of more than 3500 CNG stations, 2 Crore PNG connections and 58,000 Inch KM of steel pipeline over a period of 8 years. These GAs are likely to infuse investment of Rs. 50,000 Crore and generate significant direct and indirect employment in the country.