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The project to provide domestic natural gas connections in Mangaluru is progressing rapidly after the easing of lockdown restrictions. So far, about 17,000 consumers in 32 of the 60 wards have been registered for piped natural gas connections for kitchen use. Of which, GAIL (India) Limited has provided gas connections to 2,450 consumers in a months’ period since the lockdown. The connections have been provided in Derebail South (Ward 24), Derebail South West (Ward 26), Kodialbail (Ward 30), Bejai (Ward 31), Kadri North (Ward 32) and Kadri South (Ward 33).
GAIL has received permission from to lay 60-km pipeline network to supply natural gas in six wards from Mangaluru City Corporation under the first phase. Of which, a 12-km-long network of steel pipeline will be laid on the sides of main roads. The gas will be supplied to houses through 48-km-long medium density polythene pipelines laid in various wards. GAIL plans to start the laying of pipelines by end-October or November after the payment of prescribed fee to the civic body. Meanwhile, the National Highways Authority of India has permitted the company to lay 10-km-long main steel pipeline on the highway between Arkula and Padil and between Panambur and KIOCL Limited in the first phase. A steel pipeline of over 40 km will be laid along NH-66 and NH-75.
The city of Mangaluru will source natural gas from the main Kochi-Mangaluru pipeline, which is expected to be completed soon. GAIL has also authorised two marketing agencies, namely Amoeba Events Private Limited and Yogmaya & Co to collect registrations from houses and apartments in the city.