In Mumbai, developers can now make provision for piped gas line networks in buildings during their construction stage itself. The Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) has started providing builders with a “reticulated system” model, which can be implemented during construction of a new building. The methodology has been adopted with the objective of enabling builders to construct PNG (cooking gas) infrastructure at the time of constructing the building, thus saving time. The infrastructure laid by the builder shall be inspected and certified by a third-party inspection agency. Subsequently, the pipeline network (erected by the builder) will be commissioned by MGL and the latter will commence supply of cooking gas to every household. Roopali Cooperative Housing Society in Vile Parle and Emerald Isle in Powai are among the first to receive cooking gas through this model. The MGL had proposed the “reticulated system” model to the builder fraternity few months ago.
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