Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL), a joint venture company of GAIL (India) Ltd. and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, is reported by Times of India as planning to set up an additional 15 to 20 Compressed natural gas (CNG) outlets across the cities of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad in the State of Maharashtra in India’s west.
Responding to increased demand for CNG, MNGL is said to be seeking land on long-term lease from private land owners who will be offered dealerships of these gas stations.
Four stations announced earlier this year are said to be opening in July, at Pisoli, Nigdi, Paud Road, Warje and Ahmadnagar Road.
The identified locations for the new outlets include Yerawada, Vimannagar, Kharadi, old Mumbai-Pune highway, Baner, Pune Satara Road and Sinhgad Road.
Additionally, MNGL is planning to upgrade a number of its existing stations from daughter stations to online stations, thereby providing continuity of supply. Currently, 13 of its CNG stations are daughter booster stations.