New Delhi: Amid reports of splitting GAIL India’s gas transportation and marketing business, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said the company should concentrate on laying gas infrastructure while marketing can be done by anyone.

GAIL as a company should focus on providing infrastructure particularly in eastern India to aid the country’s transformation to a gas-based economy, Pradhan told reporters in New Delhi.

Refusing to confirm or deny if the government was considering bifurcating GAIL’s business, the minister said, “it is important for GAIL to lay pipeline to connect eastern India. Gas has to reach all corners". “GAIL is coming up to our can be done by anyone," he added.