CM hands over 214 allotment letters to set up new CNG stations across the state
State Government goals to set up 1000 CNG filling stations across the state till 2020- Vijay Rupani
Gandhinagar, Friday: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani expressed the desire to make extensive use of CNG and strengthen the government’s resolve of creating a “Green- Clean and Healthy” Gujarat. He handed over allotment letter to set up more 214 CNG stations under the CNG Sahbhagi Yojana in the operational areas of Gujarat Gas Company Ltd and Sabarmati Gas Ltd. The availability of new CNG stations would in turn ensure that people of the state do not have to stand in long queues at the gas stations.
Mr. Rupani said that Gujarat has also taken the lead in the use of CNG in the country. Out of 1800 CNG stations across the country, 31 percent have been established in Gujarat alone, i.e. 558 CNG stations. Expressing his faith that setting up new CNG stations will benefit all CNG consumers, Gujarat Gas Ltd and the pump operators and will also provide employment to around 1500 local people.
Further Mr. Rupani said that online applications were called up to set up new 300 CNG stations in June -2019 under CNG Sahbhagi Yojana. Today allotment letters have been allotted to set up 214 new CNG stations in just a short span of three months, which is the best example of its transparency and decisiveness.
Expressing State Governments goal to set up 1000 CNG filling stations across the state till -2020 Mr. Rupani said that we are committed for pollution free development. He also highlighted Gujarat’s role in meeting the challenges of global warming through innovative steps such as solar rooftops for household solar power generation, promotion of MSME units for use of solar energy to boost consumption of unconventional energy resources.
GSPC Chairman and Chief Secretary of State Dr. J. N. Singh said that Gujarat is at the forefront of the country in building gas based economy. Highest gas connection, gas distribution system has been established in the state, till now only 60 stations were built every year but now under the visionary leadership of Mr. Rupani, he challenged to set up 300 new CNG stations through online application. He thanked Mr. Ruapni to hand over 214 allotment letters to set up new CNG stations.
Managing Director of GSPC Mr. Sanjiv Kumar delivered his welcome note. Gujarat Gas and Sabarmati Gas Company are delivering CNG/ PNG in 25 districts out of 33 district of the state.
On the occasion Mr. Rupani handed over the allotment letters to pump dealers. Principal Secretary to CM Mr. M. K. Das, Principal Secretary to Department of Energy and Petrochemical Sunaina Tomar and Senior Officers, Petroleum Association Officers, Chairman of the Gas Distribution Organization as well distributors and dealers were present.
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