Torrent Gas Limited commissioned 21 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in five states after lockdown relaxations allowed partial resumption of construction activities. Torrent Gas Limited, which holds licence to retail CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to household kitchens in 32 districts across seven states, commissioned 10 outlets in Uttar Pradesh, four in Punjab, three in Gujarat and Telangana each and one in Rajasthan. With the commissioning of these 21 CNG stations, the CGD operator has set up a total of 58 CNG stations. It has a target to set up a total of 200 CNG stations across its authorised areas by June 2021.
The Gujarat-based Torrent Group has a strong presence in pharmaceuticals, power and city gas distribution (CGD) sectors. Torrent Gas Limited has CGD licence to sell CNG to automobiles and piped natural gas (PNG) to industries and households in 32 districts across seven states and union territories, including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Puducherry. Its authorised areas across the country have a population of over 90 million, which is about 7 per cent of the total population of India. Torrent Gas Limited aims to make CNG for vehicles and PNG for industries and residences widely available across all its operational areas, thereby contributing towards the socio-economic development of these regions.