AG&P Pratham, a leading player in the Indian City Gas Distribution (CGD) industry, held a ground breaking ceremony today to mark the start of construction for its Piped Natural Gas (PNG) pipeline laying work in Mysuru, Karnataka. AG&P has already set up 9 CNG stations in Mysuru District and the number of stations will grow to 24 by March 2023. The network of CNG Stations will further be expanded to Mandya and Chamrajanagar Districts and reach a total of 42 Stations by March 2023.
The ground breaking ceremony was graced by MP Shri Pratap Simha, MLA Shri L Nagendra, Commissioner MCC Shri Laxmikant Reddy, Corporator Shri M.U. Subaiah (Ward 20), Corporator Shri Shivakumar (Ward 47) in the presence of AG&P Pratham representatives Mr. Arun Nayak, Regional Head and Mr. Nitin Huilgol, Cluster Marketing Head, Karnataka.
The company has received permission from Mysuru Municipal Corporation for Ward number-20 Vijay nagara and Ward number-47 Kuvempunagara and permission for Ward number-3 Mahadeshwara Badavane is expected shortly, for MDPE laying for the benefit of domestic and commercial customers. The PNG Pipeline Laying will not only provide continuous PNG supply to domestic customers but will also transform their lives by allowing them to experience a fuel that is safer, economical, reliable as well as convenient. It helps save up to 22% on household cooking fuel in comparison to LPG cylinders.
“The construction of AG&P Pratham’s PNG pipeline in Mysuru is an important milestone in the roll-out of natural gas networks being developed in Karnataka. It is in lockstep with our mission of helping the country in moving toward energy sufficiency and transform into a gas-based economy. We are committed to taking a step ahead for ensuring a clean, economical, and sustainable future supply of natural gas to every household in Mysuru.” said Mr. Arun Nayak, Regional Head, AG&P Pratham.
About AG&P Pratham:
AG&P Pratham is the leading international player in the Indian City Gas Distribution (CGD) industry. AG&P Pratham holds 12 CGD licenses awarded by the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) to exclusively provide natural gas for everyday use in 34 Districts in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Rajasthan. The exclusive rights cover the supply of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to households, industrial, commercial, non-commercial, and non-domestic exempt commercial (NDEC) establishments, as well as CNG for use in vehicles. These CGD networks will cover 278,000 square kilometers, 17,000 inch-km of the pipeline, and over 1,500 new CNG stations.