Haryana's policy boosts CNG infrastructure

01 Aug 2023

Haryana is on the brink of a significant milestone with the impending launch of the 'Right of Use and Right of Way' policy, poised to revolutionise the establishment of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) distribution networks. Spearheading this initiative, Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal highlighted its potential to infuse flexibility into infrastructure and drive forward progress.

In a remarkable stride, the Department of Industries and Commerce, Haryana, orchestrated a comprehensive review meeting, signalling the state's unwavering commitment to expedite the rollout of eco-friendly energy solutions.

Kaushal, at the helm of the meeting, urged officials to rigorously inspect industrial units that are not utilising approved fuels and to enforce stringent actions against defaulters. Notably, the landscape is shifting, with 632 industries embracing gas as their preferred fuel option, out of which 257 operate within designated industrial zones. Further, 403 industries within the sector are currently operational using approved alternate fuels, demonstrating the evolving energy preferences.

As part of the strategic implementation of CNG and PNG infrastructure projects, Kaushal announced the formation of a state-level apex monitoring committee. This committee, comprising representatives from departments of industries and commerce, urban development, and local bodies, is poised to oversee the systematic progress of the initiatives.

The 'Right of Use and Right of Way' policy underlines Haryana's resolve to accelerate clean energy adoption, reshape infrastructure norms, and advance sustainable development, contributing to a greener and healthier future.

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