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  • Govt nods to major reforms in marketing of Natural Gas in country

    Published on October 7, 2020

    Government today gave nod to major reforms in marketing of Natural Gas in the country. The Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the reforms to push usage of Natural Gas.

    Briefing media in New Delhi,  Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the government will initiate standardised e-bidding for bringing transparency in the price of Natural Gas in the country.

    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal informed that the Cabinet has also given its approval for the revised estimate cost for  East West Corridor of the Kolkata Metro Rail Project. He said that the project that would incur an estimated cost of nearly 8 thousand 575 crore rupees will be open for the public in December 2021.

    Mr. Goyal said the total Route length of the East-West Metro Corridor in Kolkata will be 16.6 kilometre and will have 12 stations. The minister asserted that the project will ease traffic congestion, enhance urban connectivity and provide a cleaner mobility solution to lakhs of daily commuters in Kolkata.

    Mr. Javadekar informed that the Government has signed an MoU with Japan for exchange of knowledge on Cyber Security and another MoU has been signed  between Zoological Survey of India and its Canadian Counterpart on bar coding of faunal Genomes. The minister also informed that the Cabinet ratified the Stockholm convention by banning 7 more chemicals in the country which pose substantial health risk.