"If we all work together, giving priority to development, then no goal is difficult. The Kochi-Mangalore gas pipeline is a great example of this, ”said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Kochi-Mangalore gas pipeline was inaugurated by the Prime Minister. Modi also announced to double the CNG network in the country.
Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Kochi-Mangalore gas pipeline connecting Karnataka and Kerala. Modi inaugurated the scheme through video conferencing. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said, "There were many problems while completing this project. But with the cooperation of laborers, engineers, farmers and state governments, the work was completed. This is just a pipeline, but it will play an important role in the development of both the states. I am proud to offer the 450 km long Kochi-Mangalore natural gas pipeline to the country. This pipeline will help raise the standard of living, ”said Modi.
“This pipeline will reduce the cost to the poor, middle class and entrepreneurs in both the states. More than 12 lakh days of employment was created while the pipeline was under construction. This pipeline will be the medium of gas distribution system in cities. Therefore, CNG distribution will be more developed. The Inter-State Natural Gas Pipeline Commission came into existence in 1988. After that 15000 km of gas pipeline was constructed in India in a period of 27 years till 1014, ”said Modi.
"By 2014, there were 14 crore LPG connections in the country. The same number of new connections have been made in the last six years. Gas has reached 8 crore households due to Ujjwala scheme. Till 2014, there were only 25 lakh PNG connections in the country. Today, the gas pipeline has reached more than 72 lakh households in the country. The Kochi-Mangalore pipeline will benefit more than 21 lakh people with PNG service. Today, work is underway to build a 16,000 km long gas pipeline in all parts of the country. We are trying to do more than half the work done in 27 years. We will also increase the number of CNG stations, ”he said, adding that Modi is confident of doubling the CNG network in the country.