In a notable development, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has launched a gas distribution network in two districts of Maharashtra, namely Ahmednagar and Aurangabad. Moreover, the company will be spending around Rs 16 billion in the next five years and a total of Rs 40 billion for completion of the project. The work on the gas distribution network line work is underway from Srigonda in Ahmednagar to Aurangabad and by December 2022, the gas will be supplied through pipeline to households. BPCL has set up 21 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, 15 in Ahmednagar and six in Aurangabad. Meanwhile work for 40 more stations is underway in both the districts. In addition to this, the company has also started laying steel pipeline for developing piped natural gas and CNG in these districts of Maharashtra.