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Historic Milestone in Jharkhand: Foundation stone laid for HPCL’s Gas Network

 Indian Oil’s PNG Project also inaugurated

Wave of socio-economic prosperity ignited across region

Posted On: 25 FEB 2024 2:47PM by PIB Delhi

In a momentous occasion, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, laid the foundation stone for HPCL’s Gas Network in the Godda-Dumka Geographical Area (GA) for PNG & CNG and inaugurated Indian Oil’s PNG under the City Gas Distribution project in Deoghar, Jharkhand. Member of Parliament, Loksabha, Shri Nishikant Dubey, also joined the event  from Godda, Jharkhand.

HPCL’s visionary Gas Network in the Godda-Dumka GA spans across six districts, covering a vast expanse of 14507 Sq KM and impacting the lives of over 14 lakh households. With a staggering investment of Rs. 1750 crore, this monumental project will breathe life into regions such as Godda, Dumka, Poriyahat, Shikaripara, Jarmundi, Mahagama, Pathargama, Jamtara, Mihijam, Pakur, Litipara, and Sahibganj. The robust Gas Network comprising 370 Km of steel and ample MDPE will progressively provide piped gas connections to households, while plans include the establishment of 100 CNG stations to usher in a new era of sustainable transportation solutions.

In Deoghar, Indian Oil’s PNG project covers three districts over 6264 Sq KM, reaching out to more than 6 lakh households. With an investment of Rs. 303 crore, this initiative is poised to connect 30,000 families by 2027 through the installation of a 350 km MDPE network. Deoghar emerges as the vanguard, becoming the first district under the Santhal Pargana division to embrace PNG, heralding a profound shift towards energy accessibility and sustainability.

The implications of these projects are profound, promising to revolutionize the lives of residents and catalyze growth across commercial and industrial sectors. Over 30,000 families and 100 Commercial/Industrial institutes in Deoghar alone will benefit from PNG connections, unlocking access to hassle-free and economic fuel. Piped Natural Gas (PNG) will extend its benefits to over 2 lakh families and Commercial/Industrial entities, ensuring eco-friendly, reliable, and uninterrupted fuel supply at Godda-Dumka. These initiatives prioritize customer experience, delivering time and cost savings with seamless access to cooking fuel directly in kitchens. Moreover, they are poised to generate significant direct and indirect employment opportunities, igniting a wave of socio-economic prosperity across the region.

The foundation stone laying ceremony and inauguration of the PNG project signify a momentous leap towards realizing the vision of providing clean and sustainable energy solutions to the residents of Jharkhand.



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