Deadline to Bid for City Gas Distribution Project Extended
It seems that the residents in the Ernakulam district have to wait longer for the realisation of the City Gas Distribution (CGD) project as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has extended the deadline to bid for the project by three months.
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board has invited bids for the project across 14 cities, including Ernakulam. As per the earlier order, the sale of bid documents will be held till February 4 and the bidding process will close on February 11.
But, according to a release from the board , the deadline has been extended to 12 May.
If the bid formalities were completed by February, the first phase of the CGD project could be implemented by December end this year in Ernakulam district.
However, as the PNGRB has extended the deadline, it seems that the consumers have to wait longer.
It is learnt that the Kerala GAIL Gas Ltd (KGGL), the joint venture of GAIL Gas Ltd and Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation, has already submitted the bid for the project.
Companies in the private sector are expected to participate in the bidding process as well.
The bids have been invited for setting up retail facilities of compressed natural gas (CNG) for transport sector and piped natural gas (PNG) for households.
Interested firms have been asked to quote the tariff for the pipeline network to be laid in the city and the compression charge for dispensing the CNG project for 25 years.