After a long halt, the Bhagyanagar Gas Limited (BGL) launched its Piped Natural Gas (PNG) connections in the city at Satyanarayanapuram on Sunday (2nd Aug 2015). Collector Babu A visited the residence of Mr and Mrs. Ch. Siva, who obtained the first PNG connection and complimented them for opting for the new gas supply mechanism.
BGL had launched PNG connections in Vijayawada a few years ago. There werenearly 200 consumers in Ajitsingh Nagar and neighboring areas. PNG supply gets metered just like in case of water and electricity. From the mainline, a separate pipeline enters the kitchen and a gas meter is installed. An initial reading is noted down and billing is done based on the consumption. “It is safe, eco-friendly and people should opt for the PNG connections ensure 24 hour gas supply. Vijayawada should be transformed into a smart gas pipeline city,” said Mr. Babu.
After introducing the facility in Ajitsingh Nagar, the project faced hit roadblocks prior. Officials had to obtain clearances from Railways for laying pipelines near Ajitsingh Nagar railway track, besides permission from Irrigation department for digging ground at Eluru and Budameru canals.
The BGL officials claimed that pipelines were laid from Pamula Kaluva to Mogalrajpuram. The connections would be available in Mutyalampadu, S.N.Puram, Bhavajipeta, Lakshminagar, Hanumanpeta, Devinagar, Ramakrishna Nagar and other areas very soon.