Gujarat to offer three distribution circles instead of 15

Vol 7, PW 25 (10 Mar 04) News in Brief

Instead of earlier plans to offer 15 gas distribution circles, Gujarat will now advertise for only three districts: Kheda, Anand and Vapi (Valsad).

The proposal has been cleared by the government and the advertisement should appear soon, reveals a Gujarat Petroleum source. Gujarat State Petronets pipeline is moving south and the circles will be offered accordingly.

It did not make sense to offer areas where GSPL has not yet reached, believes GSPL. Jamnagar, Amreli, Porbandar can wait, he said.

These are not on GSPLs map immediately. GSPL plans to connect Kutch in phase two of construction.

The pipeline will reach Morvi in Kutch and then depending upon the demand, we shall take the route further. Gujarat had earlier planned to invite applications for Vapi, Surat, Navsari, Banaskantha, Patan, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Junagadh, Amreli, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod, Narmada and Bharuch.