The Railway Board granted approval to the proposals from NR and WR for the installation of a PNG pipeline by IGGL and MGL, respectively, in railway colonies for the benefit of railway employees. However, a request for clarification on similar proposals submitted by gas agencies other than IGL was received from Northern Railway.
Residential apartments owned by Railways must have domestic PNG connections, under an order issued by the Railway Board on February 9, 2023.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
All Zonal Railways & PUs.
Sub:- Provision of domestic PNG connections in residential units belonging to Railways.
Ref:- Northern Railway’s letter No. 196-W/3313/Land dated 20.12.2022.
Railway Board had permitted NR & WR proposal for laying of PNG pipeline to Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGGL) and Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) respectively in railway colonies for the use of residence of railway employees.
Now, a reference has been received from Northern Railway seeking clarifications on the examination of a similar proposal received from gas agencies other than IGL.
In this regard it is informed that the proposals for providing domestic PNG connections in residential colonies by the agencies approved by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas may be considered on merit. Being a welfare measure, no way leave charges for laying PNG gas pipelines 1n railway colonies for providing PNG facilities to railway beneficiaries are to be levied. Further, the model adopted by WR with the approval of Railway Board (copy enclosed) may be adopted by all zonal railways and Production units for dealing with such cases with the concurrence of FA&CAO and approval of General Manager.
This issues with the approval of Finance directorate.
Signed by Pameer Arora
Date: 09-02-2023 13:56:22
DA: As above Reason: Approved
Director/Land & Amenities