Reportedly, 28 cities and towns in Karnataka are expected to get liquified natural gas (LNG) for domestic, industrial and automobile consumption through the city gas distribution (CGD) network being set up by GAIL (India) Limited.

The 450-km Kochi-Kottanad-Mangaluru LNG pipeline is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 5, 2021. Cities around Bengaluru and Manglore will get LNG first, followed by other cities and towns of the state. The work on CGD system in many localities has already commenced. Bengaluru will also get LNG from Kochi terminal from Kottanad via Tamil Nadu.

The pipelines were constructed at international safety standards; therefore, chances of leakage of gas is minimal. The use of LNG is expected to reduce costs and pollution, thereby aiding environment conservation.