ROURKELA: GAIL Gas Limited now has the total investment for the project is Rs. 944 cr. for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for initial 25 years. The Rourkela will have 20 CNG stations and approximately 1,00,000 households connected with Piped Natural Gas.
A network of 500 inch kms will be laid in the district, benefiting 41 Lacs of population. The supply of Piped Natural Gas to industries and commercial units will also help in reduction of pollution in the Powerhouse city. The main source pipeline for the CGD project will be GAIL’s Jagdishpur- Haldia- Dhamra- Bokaro Pipeline.
The CNG station located at Chhend Ring Road, one of the prime locations of Rourkela will give a fillip for building up of eco-friendly mobility network in the steel city of Rourkela.
The Project will cover 12130.70 sq. kms Area in the district and will include 22 charge areas.
CNG is a new age fuel which scores high as much on its green credentials as for its affordability. On the pollution front, CNG is the most benign of fossil fuels with the least carbon foot print of all. C02 emissions are lesser in CNG by about 27%, CO emissions by about 84%, NOx emissions by about 58% and Particulate Matter(PM) emissions CNG by about 97%. While CO2, CO and NOx adversely impact the environment, PM emission is one of the leading causes of air pollution related illnesses in big cities such as Bengaluru.