The city gas distribution (CGD) project in Kochi has been delayed by a few months. This is on account of monsoon because of which trenching of roads in six divisions of the Kochi Corporation for laying gas pipelines has been put on hold. Reportedly, the Kochi Corporation too has slapped a ban on digging of roads.
Indian Oil-Adani Gas Private Limited (IOAGPL) is making use of the waiting period to complete laying of internal pipelines, plumbing work, and fixing of gas metres at the houses of prospective customers. Once the clearance is obtained, the trenching work can be completed.
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board has authorised IOAGPL for laying, building, operating, or expanding city gas distribution projects in Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Malappuram, Kannur, Kasaragod, Palakkad, and Thrissur.