GAIL Gas Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of GAIL (India) Limited and Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at New Delhi to expand the Natural Gas downstream distribution network in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
This MoU will lay the foundation for building up natural gas infrastructure for fulfilling the demand of natural gas, setting up Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations along the highway corridor and distribution of gas to various industrial clusters and parks in Uttar Pradesh. The investment envisaged for developing this CGD project is about Rs. 140 crore (USD 23.6 million).
The CNG corridor will enable the usage of CNG in and outside the city limit and will promote the concept of long journeys for natural gas vehicles. Three major CNG Corridor Projects are planned over the highways:
- Delhi-Agra Highway covering 200 km. with 6 CNG stations at Kosi, Sikandra, Etawah, Fatehpur Sikri, Vrindavan and Govardhan.
- Lucknow-Kanpur highway covering 77 km. and 2 CNG stations at Unnao.
- Karanpur-Moradabad-Kashipur-Rudrapur Highway covering 145 km. and 4 CNG stations at Chandausi and Rampur.
(Source: GAIL Gas Limited)