Bengaluru: Bengaluru gets piped cooking gas at last. Over 3,000 households in Bommanahalli were connected to the cleaner, cheaper gas with the inauguration of the Gas India Limited’s piped natural gas (PNG) project on Sunday.
By the end of the next financial year, over 23,000 residences in the city are set to get PNG connections under the Bengaluru City Gas Distribution project, being implemented at Rs 6,283 crore. The project’s aim is to connect 1.06 crore households, industries and commercial units.
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, inaugurating the project, said that PNG is 20 percent cheaper as compared to LPG and reduces pollution. The state government should come out with a policy to ban fuel oil (any liquid petroleum product) used in the food processing industries, so that they shift to 'natural gas', he said, and sought a ban on diesel generators and their replacement with ones that run on natural gas.