Panjim and Margao could be the first cities in Goa to receive piped Gas by 2012, according to the information given by the Union Petroleum and natural gas minister Mr Murli Deora who has reportedly cleared a proposal for tapping the Dabhol-Bangalore gas project in Gokak, Karnataka which would supply the gas to the two cites in north and south Goa once the project is completed in 2012. Other parts of the state are expected to be covered subsequently.
The gas is expected to be used for various purposes including cooking in households. The state of Goa would enter into a joint venture to supply the gas to households according to the chief Minister of Goa, Mr Digambar Kamat.
Carrying of cylinders is hopefully going to be a thing of the past once the above project gets commissioned in the state of Goa