In a notable development, more than 19,000 households have registered for piped natural gas (PNG) connections in Chandigarh since Indian Oil – Adani Gas Private Limited (IOAGPL) has started laying the PNG pipeline. The work for laying pipelines for the commercial belt on Madhya Marg has already begun.  This will facilitate the restaurants, hotels and shops on Madhya Marg to get connections.

The laying of pipelines in Chandigarh is expected to be completed by 2023. IOAGPL has covered over 200 km in nearly 25 sectors of the city, mainly the southern belt. As per latest updates available, sectors that have been enabled with PNG connections in Chandigarh are 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 63 Chandigarh Housing Board, Dhanas economically weaker section housing, and Industrial Area Phase I and II.

 Meanwhile, the municipal corporation has also formulated a policy for the company laying pipelines under city gas distribution network in the city.