Greater Kolkata region is expected to commission 10 more compressed natural gas (CNG) stations by the end of March 2023. This will take the total number to 15. Further, 42 new CNG stations will commence operation by March 2023 across the state, taking the count to 73.
Bengal Gas is a joint venture between Greater Calcutta Gas Supply and Gail for compressed natural gas (CNG) and city gas distribution in Kolkata and adjacent areas. The entity has also introduced piped natural gas (PNG) to some housing complexes in the city.
At present, the company is supplying CNG to Kolkata by bringing the gas through tankers. However, unless gas reaches the city through pipeline, expanding CNG networks in will have its challenges.