New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of City Gas Distribution (CGD) in 65 locations covering 129 districts under the CGD Bidding round on November 22 here.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) launched the 9th CGD Bidding round on April 12 inviting participation in 86 locations, which is spread over 174 districts in 22 states and Union Territories. It will cover 26 percent of India’s population and 24 percent of its areas.
“Prime Minister would lay the foundation stone of CGD (City Gas Distribution) projects in 65 Geographical Areas in 129 districts under 9th CGD budding round recently awarded by PNGRB at Vigyan Bhawan on November 22,” said Chairman of Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Dinesh Kumar Sarraf in a statement.
The authorized entities will hold local events at each GA across 19 states where Chief Minister of respective states would be present.
During the event, bidding for 10th CGD in 50 GAs spread over 124 districts in 14 states would also be launched.
“The implementation of the projects under 9th CGD Bidding Round is expected to result in the investment of Rs 70,000 crore and significant generation of direct and indirect employment,” the statement added.