Puri: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said that LPG connectivity has reached to nearly 75% household in Odisha.
The Union Minister was speaking at the inauguration of two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations at Balukhand and Uttar Square in Puri district near Gundicha Temple.
“Under the PM Urja Ganga 769 kms pipeline covering 13 districts of Odisha that includes Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khordha, Puri and Kendrapara district is being developed at an investment of Rs 4000 crore,” said Pradhan, adding that LPG connectivity has also reached to nearly 75% household in Odisha.
To develop a gas based economy in the country, an LNG terminal with an investment of Rs 6000 crore is being built at Dhamra Port in Bhadrak, said Pradhan.
“CNG Station in Puri will not only help in protecting the environment in the international tourist spot of Puri, Konark and Chilika, it will also save money for auto-drivers in the region,” said Pradahn.
“The new CNG stations will provide clean, environment friendly and cheap fuel to CNG run vehicles in Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath,” said the Union Minister.