New Delhi: The government today said households getting cooking gas through pipelines will have to surrender their LPG connections.
Delhi, Mumbai and some cities of Gujarat are currently being supplied piped natural gas for cooking purposes and it is to be extended to several other cities in the near future.
“(The) government has conveyed approval to the public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) to formulate a scheme for surrendering LPG connection by a customer who is being supplied piped natural gas,” petroleum minister Murli Deora said.
In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Deora said the LPG customer can keep the connection in safe custody, that is, in case the customer changes residence to an area not covered by PNG, the customer can avail a new LPG connection at the surrendered security deposit rate on priority basis.
“OMCs are in the process of finalising the scheme,” he said.
Deora said PNG suppliers have reported some instances of PNG not being available for short durations on account of damage to pipeline network. “Efforts are made to resume supplies of PNG in such cases at the earliest.”