The CNG produced at Jaipur Municipal Corporation’s (JMC) Dehlawas sewage treatment plant (STP) will be given to the industries in the first phase.
The company producing the natural gas at the plant will be selling it at 10 per cent less than the commercial price of LPG.
The JMC has set up the CNG bottling plant at unit number 2 of the STP on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis recently and a Jaipur-based company, Brijdham Power Private Limited, has already begun the test production of the gas.
The company is expected to begin supply of the gas in the city soon.
According to company’s managing director Chandra Shekhar Khunteta, the gas produced at the plant will be supplied to the industries in the first phase.
“There are a lot of industries in Jaipur where LPG is used. As the production of CNG is low, it will be supplied to the industries in the first phase and later when the production increases, it will be supplied in the city,” said Khunteta.
Currently, the plant has been set up at the unit number 2 of the STP and the gas production would increase as soon as there is another plant at unit number 1.
Briefing dna about the expected price of CNG in Jaipur, Khunteta said that it would be sold at a price 10 per cent less than the per kilogram price of commercial LPG.
Enumerating benefits of using this natural gas over LPG, Khunteta said that since it is 10 per cent lighter than air, there is no scope of any mishap in case of a leakage.
“It is a natural gas and it does not pollute the environment. The industries would benefit from it as the burn efficiency of CNG is 10 per cent more than LPG,” Khuntenta added.