Hyderabad: Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattarayya on Saturday said that piped gas supply in Hyderabad would be a reality by 2019.
Speaking after holding a review meeting with the officials of oil companies here, Dattaraya said that the second phase of works for piped gas supply would begin soon. He said that the laying of pipelines would be soon taken up from Qutubullahpur to JNTU Kukatpally. He informed that under the first phase, the works on laying of pipelines from Shahmirpet to Qutubullahpur have been completed and 1100 households are already being supplied cooking gas.
Dattatraya said all households in Hyderabad would get piped gas supplies by the end of financial year 2018-19. He also informed that three gas cylinder bottling stations were being established in Telangana State. He said HPCL would establish a bottling station in Karimnagar March 2018. Similarly, two bottling stations at Cherlapally would be constructed by Indian Oil and Bharat Petroleum at a cost of Rs. 31 Crore and Rs. 50 crore respectively.
The union minister said that shortage of gas in Telangana would completely end during the next 10 years. (INN)