Rourkela: Union Minsiter Jual Oram first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station of GAIL at Rourkela. He inaugurated first CNG Station of GAIL at Bhagabati filling station, Chhend Rourkela.
Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram today inaugurated a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station of GAIL Gas Limited here in the presence of Shri A. K. Jana, Chief Executive Officer, GAIL Gas Limited, Shri Rajeev Garg, Chief Operating Officer, GAIL Gas Limitedand other dignitaries.
The CNG station located at Chhend Ring Road, one of the prime locations of Rourkela will give a fillip for building up of eco-friendly mobility network in the steel city of Rourkela.
The Hon’ble Minister also filled up the first auto-rickshaw with the environment friendly fuel and interacted with the auto-rickshaw drivers.
The authorization presented to GAIL Gas Limited in Odisha at Sundargarh and Jharsuguda Districts was given through 9th round of PNGRB Bidding. CGD Project of Sundergarh – Jharsuguda District will supply Compressed Natural Gas for transport Sector, Piped Natural Gas for Households, Industries & Commercial Units.
The Project will cover 12130.70 sq. kms Area in the district and will include 22 charge areas namely Lahunipara, Laikera, Hemgir, Lephripara, Balisankara, Tangarapali, Sundergarh, Subhdega, Baragaon, Kutra, Rajagangapur, Kuannmunda, Nuagaon, Bisra, Lathikata, Gurundia, Baneigarh, Koida, Lakhanpur, Jharsuguda, Kirimira, Kolabira.
The total investment for the project is Rs. 944 cr. for initial 25 years. The district will have 20 CNG stations and approximately 1,00,000 households connected with Piped Natural Gas. A network of 500 inch kms will be laid in the district, benefiting 41 Lacs of population. The supply of Piped Natural Gas to industries and commercial units will also help in reduction of pollution in the Powerhouse city. The main source pipeline for the CGD project will be GAIL’s Jagdishpur- Haldia- Dhamra- Bokaro Pipeline.
Why CNG? CNG is a new age fuel which scores high as much on its green credentials as for its affordability. On the pollution front, CNG is the most benign of fossil fuels with the least carbon foot print of all. C02 emissions are lesser in CNG by about 27%, CO emissions by about 84%, NOx emissions by about 58% and Particulate Matter(PM) emissions CNG by about 97%. While CO2, CO and NOx adversely impact the environment, PM emission is one of the leading causes of air pollution related illnesses in big cities such as Bengaluru.