Launch of Dealer Owned Dealer Operated Model for Setting up CNG Stations by Private Players (Download PDF)

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The Dealer Owned Dealer Operated (DODO) model for setting up CNG stations launched by Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. General guidelines for schemes, under which entire earmarked dealer plot shall be developed exclusively for setting up of CNG station & allied commercial activities at discretion of CGD activities has been released.

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Details About Scheme

  • 87 Geographical areas serviced by 23 entities authorized will be covered under scheme.
  • 1500 CNG stations are presently operational in country, catering to demands of over 33 lakh CNG vehicles. Under9th round of CGD bidding, more than 4600 new CNG stations are expected across India in next 8 years.
  • 10th round of CGD bidding envisages to cover 50 GAs, covering 124 districts spread over 14 states, accounting for 24 % of India՚s area & 18 % of its population.
  • The country is moving towards gas economy, as this fuel is cheaper & less polluting.
  • The PNGRB has undertaken unprecedented expansion of CGD network, & this will lead to laying of more gas pipelines, increased production & availability of gas, & also last mile connectivity of infrastructure to provide CNG & PNG to consumers.


  • The Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) was constituted under Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006 (NO. 19 OF 2006) notified via Gazette Notification dated 31st March, 2006.
  • The Act provide for establishment of Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board to protect interests of consumers & entities engaged in specified activities relating to petroleum, petroleum products & natural gas & to promote competitive markets & for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
  • Further as enshrined in act, board has also been mandated to regulate refining, processing, storage, transportation, distribution, marketing & sale of petroleum, petroleum products & natural gas excluding production of crude oil & natural gas so as & to ensure uninterrupted & adequate supply of petroleum, petroleum products & natural gas in all parts of country.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 5, 2019

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