(A GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL ENTERPRISE)
ABOUT OUR WORLD
Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited is the only state owned organisation, that deals with eco friendly coal gas which is supplied to thousands of domestic consumers as well as to commercial and industrial units in Kolkata and adjoining districts through underground pipeline.
Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited is presently getting coal gas, from Dankuni Coal Complex, a subsidiary concern of Coal India Limited, since May 25, 1990.
The total gas distribution network of Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited is divided into zones to facilitate regular supply and reliable service of coal gas through underground pipeline.
Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited, in spite of various constraints, is carrying the legacy of supplying coal gas by Oriental Gas Company Ltd. from the days dating back of the Sepoy Mutiny in 1857 and thus can truly claim to the heritage institution and pride of West Bengal.
Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited has a long & chequered history whose origin can be traced back to the days of the Sepoy Mutiny.
Way back in 1857, Kolkata started enjoying coal gas , distributed by the then Oriental Gas Company Ltd. (OGCL) which was set up under Oriental Gas Company Act, 1857 (Act V of 1857) incorporated in England (i.e having headquarters in England). Actual task of production of coal gas was made from its plants at Rajabazar & Howrah.
Development of CITY GAS DISTRIBUTION (CGD) Network in and around Kolkata
Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited (GCGSCL) has received authorization from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regularity Board (PNGRB) to develop CGD network for Kolkata Municipal Corporation and parts of adjoining districts of North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hoogly and Nadia. The Govt. of West Bengal has decided to execute the project through a Joint Venture of GAIL (India) Ltd. and Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited in the proportion of 74% and 26% respectively.more >>