New Delhi: bringing up stakeholders’ remarks, oil regulator PNGRB has dropped seven out of the 11 citiesit had diagnosed for the bidding of licences to retail CNG.
The Petroleum and natural gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) noted “remarks/perspectives from variousstakeholders” because the cause for losing Chennai, Bhuaneshwar in Odisha, Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Coimbatore and Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Guwahati in Assam from the bidding spherical.
After this, best Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan, Solapur in Maharashtra, Davanagari in Karnataka and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh stay in bid round, PNGRB said in a public note.
PNGRB had in April identified the eleven cities for giving out city gas distribution licenses from among the20 cities named for the $7.5 billion smart town makeover.
soon after government picked 20 towns to offer with uninterrupted electricity and water substances, rightsanitation and public shipping to show them into clever towns with living standards akin to Europe, the regulator determined to provide out licence to retail CNG and piped cooking gasoline in 11 of cities that did now not have them as but.
but the problem became most of them have been no longer related with any of the gas pipelines and so the gasoline couldn’t be taken to them for sale to automobiles and families.
PNGRB had on March 31 issued a observe pronouncing bidding manner for licence for the eleven townswill begin on April 22 with beginning of sale of bid documents and last date for bidding changed into June 20.
It on April 22 modified the attention to mention sale of bid files might start on can also sixteen and lastdate of bidding could be July 14.
closing month, PNGRB postponed the date for start of sale of bid documents to June 14. August threewould be the closing date for issuance of the bid files and bids might close at 1200 hours on August 12.
“The bid schedule remains the equal,” PNGRB said inside the modern observe.
industry assets stated with out the cities being linked to any pipeline, no gasoline may be transported and so sale of compressed herbal gas (CNG) and piped herbal fuel to households for cooking purposeturned into not viable.
PNGRB in its unique word had said that authorities had announced 20 smart towns for included cityplanning by using addressing the issue of infrastructure, land use making plans, delivery, city layoutand architecture in a holistic manner.
the opposite 9 cities decided on for smart cities within the first lot were Pune, Surat, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Indore, New Delhi, Kakinada, Belagavi and Ludhiana.
PNGRB called the bidding spherical for the 11 towns as seventh licensing spherical.
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story first published on: June 16, 2016 11:30 (IST)
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