Piped do­mes­tic gas for Uran res­i­dents soon

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The de­mand of res­i­dents of Uran for piped do­mes­tic gas is all set to be ful­filled soon. The Uran Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil (UMC) has ear­lier this week ap­proved al­lot­ment of 225 sqm of land for the set­ting up of a gas cen­tre.

For long there had been no avail­abil­ity of land to set up a cen­tre for GAIL and Ma­hana­gar to sup­ply do­mes­tic gas. The de­ci­sion by UMC has now set the mo­tion in process.

UMC pres­i­dent Ma­hesh Baldi said, “We are hope­ful that the piped gas sup­ply will be­gin in the next 2-3 months.”

The ONGC oil re­fin­ery project that sup­plied do­mes­tic gas along with var­i­ous petro prod­ucts in the coun­try is lo­cated next to Uran. De­spite this, bar­ring the ONGC colony, the res­i­dents of the area have not been get­ting gas through the pipe­lines.

GAIL In­dia Ltd. at present has the right to dis­trib­ute ONGC gas. Hence UMC had asked GAIL to sup­ply piped gas to Uran, Baldi, then fol­lowed up on the is­sue with cen­tral petroleum minister Dhar­men­dra Prad­han.

Baldi said, “Ma­hana­gar Gas has a JV with GAIL to im­ple­ment the piped gas project. Ma­hana­gar had asked for the land from UMC for the pur­pose. Hencem a 225 sqm land in Mhatavli rev­enue depart­ment sur­vey num­ber 75 is be­ing given for the gas cen­tre.”

He added, “For sup­ply do­mes­tic gas to Uran res­i­dents through pipe­line, 3,886 m long pipe­line will be laid.”

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