Udaipur Soon to Get CNG filling Stations

Udaipur is on its way toward establishing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations in the city. Directions were provided for speeding up the process of the construction of the stations in a meeting between the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) and the state government officials which was held on May 12.

Udaipur, along with 11 other cities of the state, will soon get CNG filling stations. These locations, which were finalized in the meeting, are Jaipur, Dungarpur, Jodhpur, Jhunjhunu, Bikaner, Sriganganagar, Ajmer, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Chittogarh and Bhilwara.

“In our meeting, we requested the company officials to expedite the process of city gas distribution network project in other cities. However, this can only be done with the approval of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB). We hope that the identified cities will soon have CNG stations,” said Sudhansh Pant, Secretary for Mines & Petroleum.

“We are willing to expand our operations in the state. But we can only proceed after the permission is granted by PNGRB. If the board awards the contract to us, it is likely that we will follow the same model of city gas distribution network in other parts too,” said an official from GAIL.

The only operational CNG outlet in the sate so far is in Kota. This filling station supplies gas to a total of 6 industrial, 8 commercial and 25 domestic consumers.

CNG, apart from being a pollution free gas, is also a cost effective alternative to other hydrocarbons. The CNG filling station in Kota provide the fuel at Rs 47.60 per kg, a much lower price as compared to petrol which has crossed the Rs. 75 per litre mark.

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  1. hariom says

    the above article has compaired the price of petrol and cng (CNG is sold at Rs 47.60 per kg compared to petrol which is available at Rs. 76.68 per litre.) but they are not compairing the price of cng in delhi and in rajsthan which is 40% around higher then delhi (Rs 35.45 per kg ) how the government and the company are playing with the people on the name of economical and green energy or alternative energy /safe energy ….and compairing with petrol rice to make the mindset of people to adopt it fully.friends i am sure after 5- 10 yrs later when people will adopt it fully it will hike like petrol .
    mera bharat mahan

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  2. LOKESH SHARMA says

    VERY GOOD. hoping that this project complete within 2012. The price of CNG is delhi is 35 but in Gujarat it crossed around 54. so i thinkg 47 per kg is is good rate for CNG. just let me know when this CNG station will start in Udaipur.

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