Indian Oil-Adani Gas Private Limited (IOAGPL) will create a new 400-km long green corridor from Ernakulam to Kasaragod by setting up compressed natural gas (CNG) stations. It will set up 70 CNG stations in districts such as Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod by March 2021. Further, it will set up 100 additional stations every year for the next five years under the green corridor project. In January 2021, IOAGPL will come up with a policy to create a network of private dealers and franchisees for operating these stations in the state.

The initial 70 stations will be the set up along the National Highway, according to the IOAGPL. At present, there are nine CNG stations in Ernakulam whereas six new stations are expected to be commissioned by March 2021. In addition, three CNG stations have been commissioned in Thrissur while three more are expected to start operations soon.

Meanwhile, IOAGPL has started the construction works of steel network in Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod. It has also commenced the construction of two CNG stations in Malappuram, four in Kozhikode and two in Kannur districts.