Torrent Gas has commissioned five new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Telangana, taking the total count of stations in the state to 11. The company has authorisation to lay city gas distribution (CGD) network in Sangareddy, Medak and Siddipet districts in Telangana. The Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Gas had recently dedicated 42 CNG stations, including the ones commissioned in Telangana and three city gate stations across India.
With the completion of these stations, the total count of stations operated by Torrent Gas has gone up to 100. The company has authorisation to lay CGD network in 32 districts across seven states including Telangana and one union territory. Despite the constraints posed during the ongoing pandemic, Torrent Gas has successfully set up 100 CNG stations within a short span of time.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has plans to increase the number of CNG stations in the country from about 3,000 at present to 10,000 in the five years. Torrent Gas has decided to incur an investment of Rs 80 billion over the next five years towards the creation of CGD infrastructure in the country. Of which, it has already invested Rs 10.5 billion so far.