Rs 5,000 cr gas pipeline network project in major cities: Choubey

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Gandhinagar, Jul 14 (UNI) A pipeline network to supply gas to major cities and towns of the country would be set up at cost of Rs 5,000-crore, GAIL (India) Chairman Dr U D Choubey said here today.

Talking to mediapersons, after delivering the key-note address on the commencement of a two-year Masters program in Petroleum Management (MPM-X) in Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) here, Dr Choubey said the project would supply gas through a pipeline network to all major cities and towns.

Dr Choubey said that another Rs 5,000 would be spent to set up new 500 CNG stations across the country.

He said the country's demand for gas and oil supply is rising and would increase in three-five folds by year 2020. Similarly, energy consumption would show seven folds increase by year 2030.

To meet these demands, Indian brains must search for non-conventional sources, particularly, solar and wind energies, he urged the students.

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