Assam government approves Assam City Gas Distribution Policy 2022

The Assam government has approved the Assam City Gas Distribution (CGD) Policy, 2022 for CGD network development. The Assam CGD Policy, 2022 authorises service providers to establish, operationalise and maintain a CGD network in the respective allotted geographical areas. In addition, the policy ensures the provision of systematic and time-bound processes for getting permissions for laying CGD lines, detailed standard operating procedures for seamless and systematic road restoration after laying CGD pipelines. The policy stipulates utility corridors to be set up for pipelines during the master planning of urban areas and a land bank for compressed natural gas (CNG) stations.