Mangaluru: Mangaluru city might soon see 100 CNG stations that are planned to come up in the city under the ‘Haccha Haridra Dakshina Kannada’, a green drive by GAIL Gas Limited which is motivating land owners and individuals to collaborate for developing Green Mangaluru by setting up CNG stations on DODO Model.

GAIL Gas Limited has recently rolled out opportunities to partner in building the CNG infrastructure in the Mangaluru city.

Shri A.K Jana, CEO, GAIL Gas expressed that “People in Mangaluru will have a better quality of life by creating CNG infrastructure to promote cheaper and cleaner fuel CNG. Partnering with the company will also be an opportunity for those in possession of land to join hands with GAIL Gas in their endeavor “Haccha Haridra Dakshina Kannada” to provide clean fuel for the transport sector.”

According to a press release from the organization, under the drive an entire plot owned by a private owner will be developed exclusively for setting up of CNG station like petrol pumps and allied commercial activities at the discretion of GAIL Gas.

The selection process will be as per guidelines developed by the company. After selection of the site, the plot owner applicant desirous of setting up CNG station will enter into a long term agreement for 10 or more years on lease basis..

The CNG equipments (compressor/ cascade/ dispenser, etc.) will be installed and commissioned by GAIL Gas following all the statutory rules/guidelines. The dealer will have to arrange all the permissions to setup CNG Station including change of land use, necessary clearance, license, etc. at own expense and cost. The day to day operation of the equipment as well as of CNG retail outlet including dispensing of gas and general maintenance shall be the responsibility of the appointed dealer. The Dealer shall be paid commission by GAIl Gas as per the sales achieved based on the fixed dealer commission.

Various stretches has been identified for putting up CNG station in the Chief Port Capital of Karnataka. These stretches are at KPT Junction to NMPT Office (on NH 66 towards UDUPI); NMPT Office to Mulki (NH 66 towards UDUPI); KPT Junction to Nanthoor Junction (NH 66 towards Bangalore); Nanthoor Junction to Adyar (NH 73 towards Bangalore); Adyar to BC Road Junction (NH 73 towards Bangalore; Nanthoor Junction to Moodbidri (NH 169 towards DS Solapur); Nanthoor Junction to State Bank Circle;  Balmatta to Talapady - Toll Gate (Kerala Border) (NH 66 Towards Kerala); Thokkottu Junction to Ullal (Abbakka Circle); Thokkottu Junction to Mudipu; KottaraChowki (NH 66) to Lady Hill; Kuloor Junction to Kavoor Junction; Kavoor Junction to Bajpe; Kavoor Junction to KPT Junction; Kavoor Junction to Bharath Mall (KavoorBejai Road).

The land offered on a National Highway should not be in 1 Km radius from Toll Bridge/ NH-SHMDR Crossing and should be at least 1 Km away from the existing nearest CNG Station. The Minimum size of offered land should be 800 Square Meter with minimum 25 Meter of Frontage.

The details of the opportunity is also  available on website

GAIL Gas has won the authorization of the City Gas Distribution Project in Dakshina Kannada District, Mangaluru through 9th round of Bidding by Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board.  CGD Project of Dakshina Kannada District will supply Compressed Natural Gas for transport Sector, Piped Natural Gas for Households, Industries & Commercial Units. The Project will cover 4861.00 sq. kms Area in the district and will include 5 charge areas namely Bantval, Belthangady, Mangalore, Puttur & Sullia.  

The total Capital investment for the project is Rs. 1972 Crores for initial 25 years. The district will have 100 CNG stations and approximately 3,50,000 households connected with Piped Natural Gas. A network of 1250-inch kms will be laid in the district, benefiting 20 Lacs of population. The supply of Piped Natural Gas to industries and commercial units will also help in reduction of pollution in the city. The Project will connect hotels & restaurants in cities.  The main source pipeline for the CGD project will be GAIL’s Kochi-Koottanad-Bangalore-Mangalore Pipeline project (KKBMPL) Pipeline.

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Pune: A rooster's crowing annoyed a woman to such an extent that she walked into a police station in Maharashtra's Pune district and demanded action against the bird and its owner, an official said on Sunday.

In her application submitted at the Samarth police station on Friday, the woman, a resident of Somwar Peth area here, said her sleep was getting disturbed due to the cock's crowing at dawn every day in front of her house, he said.

"We have received the woman's application. When we checked, we found she does not stay at the house, which belongs to her sister. She had come to her sister's house for a few days and left the place after submitting the application," he said.

When the police approached the woman's sister, the latter downplayed the incident, claiming her sibling was a little "eccentric", he said.

The official said no formal complaint was registered so far in the matter.