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PM Modi inaugurates 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that as part of efforts to making India a natural gas-based economy, 10,000 more CNG (compressed natural gas) stations would be opened and several lakh PNG (piped natural gas) household connections given in the coming days.

The prime minister termed this day as an important milestone for both the people of Kerala and Karnataka as the two states are being connected by a natural gas pipeline.

“It is an honour to dedicate the 450-km pipeline to the nation. This is an important day for India, especially for people of Karnataka and Kerala,” PM Modi added.

Governors and Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Kerala, along with Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas were present at the event.

Speaking at the event, PM Modi said that in recent years, India has increased its speed, scale and scope of development and the country cannot develop slowly now.

“India is committed to achieve 15% share of natural gas from current 6%,” he said.

The Prime Minister further stated that the government’s focus is to increase the CNG stations to 10,000. Till 2014 there were only 25 lakh PNG connections. Today there are more than 72 lakh PNG connections.

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