The first phase of the Bengaluru city gas distribution (CGD) project has been inaugurated. About 65,000 houses in the city are likely to get piped natural gas (PNG) by March 2018. The project is being implemented by GAIL Gas Limited. The infrastructure for domestic PNG connections is ready for nearly 34,500 houses. The CGD project, being implemented at a cost of Rs 62.83 billion in both urban and rural Bengaluru, is expected to provide uninterrupted supply of natural gas to 132,000 households in five years. Apart from domestic use, natural gas will also be used by nine industries and 22 commercial units. In addition to PNG connections, a compressed natural gas station has also been commissioned in Laggere, while three more stations were ready for commissioning at Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus depots at Sumanahalli, Hennur and Peenya in Karnataka. There will be a total of 60 such stations in five years.