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Piped gas is user-friendly, say residents

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, September 06, 2011
First Published: 00:59 IST(6/9/2011) | Last Updated: 01:02 IST(6/9/2011)

To own a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) seems to be becoming a prized possession these days. Whether we term it economical or short supply of LPG, city residents surely find piped natural gas (PNG) more user-friendly.

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Nearly 28 societies and 2,500 residents have already started using the same, putting a question mark on the existence of gas cylinders.

The PNG gas has received an encouraging response from the residents.

"A cylinder, which costs R400 now, lasts nearly a month. As I am using PNG gas pipeline, a two-month bill will cost me nearly R300. This is more economical and I can save 50% gas," said Shilpa Mehta, a resident of sector 56.

Khushboo Mahendroo, another resident of HEWO apartments, said, "We don't have a LPG gas connection. Whenever we bought a cylinder, the vendor used to charge extra money. The supply is short during winters and we have to struggle to get cylinder refills."

"Ever since the gas pipeline has been introduced, it is a boon for us. The moment you call your area supervisor, they are ready to help."

The gas pipeline project was initiated in Gurgaon in 2009.

At present, 28 societies in sector 56, Golf Course road and MG road have started using it.

The Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited (HCGDL) has covered most of the new city area.

Satish Chopra, managing director, Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited, said, "It does not require storage inside the house, hence its safe."


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