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New Initiatives

In order to promote the expansion of City gas networks and enhance the usage of natural gas in cities, the Government has taken following steps:

  • Domestic gas, which is cheaper than imported gas, has been allocated to meet the entire requirement of PNG (Domestic) and CNG (Transport) segments of CGD sector and it has been kept under no cut category.
  • Public Utility Status granted to CGD Projects by Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  • Ministry of Defence has issued guidelines for use of PNG in its residential areas/unit lines
  • Department of Public Enterprises has issued guidelines to Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) to have the provisions of PNG in their respective residential complexes.
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has issued advisory to State Governments on following aspects:
    • To standardize the Road Restoration/permission charges along with time bound permission in accordance with the local conditions.
    • Earmarking of land plot for development of CNG Stations at the planning stage of town/city and same should be specified in the revised Master Plan.
    • Relevant modification in building by-laws for providing gas pipeline infrastructure in residential & commercial buildings at architectural design stage.
  • Further, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has directed to Central Public Works Department & National Building Construction Corporation to have the provisions of PNG in all Government Residential complexes.
  • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) (Earlier DIPP) has notified Gas Cylinder (Second amendment) Rules, 2018 to ease out process to set up CNG dispensing facilities at existing Retail Outlets for Petrol & Diesel.