Hon’ble Prime Minister to launch City Gas Distribution bidding for Deoghar, Sheikhpura and Jamui districts

New Delhi, November 21, 2018: In a significant development, Deoghar, Sheikhpura and Jamui districts will be included within the 50 Geographical Areas under the 10th bidding round of City Gas Distribution to be launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi tomorrow.

Supply of city gas in these mining belt districts of Jharkhand and Bihar would aid to boost the development of a local economy based on natural gas.

Household, commercial and transportation segments shall be covered for city gas supply, providing not just convenience in use, but also a cleaner and affordable fuel – natural gas – for various applications used by the public at large.

GAIL (India) Limited’s Jagadishpur – Haldia – Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline project, also popular as ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’, shall serve as the feeder source for natural gas supply to the proposed city gas project at Deoghar, Sheikhpura and Jamui districts, in addition to maintaining supplies to various fertilizer and industrial units en route.

Baidyanath Dham, located in the prominent coal belt district of Deoghar, would be part of the natural gas map of India. The availability of natural gas would enable economic development in and around this area. Hon’ble Member of Parliament has been consistently championing the cause of covering the Deoghar – Mahupur area under City Gas Distribution network and roll-out of the project by the selected entity is expected soon under the forthcoming bidding round.


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