The piped natural gas supply (PNG) project to Mysuru has finally gained traction. AG&P Pratham India, the city gas distribution arm of the Singapore-headquartered AG&P Group, has bagged the tender to supply PNG for Mysuru and the supply plant is being set up at Hebbal.
Over 15 kilometres of the pipeline will be laid at an investment of Rs. 200 million. The project is being fast-tracked to cover the three residential areas of Vijayanagar, Mahadeshwara Layout and Kuvempunagar to comply with which the works will be expedited. Reportedly, nearly 2,500 households have registered so far and plans are to supply PNG to the registered households by Dasara. Gas meters have been installed in 550 houses and 1.5 km of the pipeline had already been drawn so far. The project will eventually cover the entire city for which nearly 600 km of pipeline has to be constructed.
Meanwhile, the main pipeline for the project has already been laid from Bengaluru to Mysuru via Bidadi; this pipeline has reached Hebbal. From Hebbal, sub-pipelines will have to be laid to several areas of the city. Over 28 km of pipeline has to be drawn along the Outer Ring Road to cover the adjoining residential areas of the Chamaraja Constituency. The LCNG Hebbal storage and supply plant is being set up with an investment of Rs. 6 billion.