This will enable the switch to cleaner, safer, convenient, economical and happy fuel, he added.
Dhamra-Angul 36 inch main line is part of the 2655-km Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDL) popularly known as the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga.
In Odisha, the natural gas pipeline will be constructed at an estimated investment of Rs 4000 crore and will have a length of the 769-km covering 13 districts.
On December 16, Pradhan will inaugurate two CNG stations in Bhubaneswar. Over the coming years, 25 CNG stations will be commissioned in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to supply CNG to vehicles.
Initially, the natural gas will reach Bhubaneswar through special containers called at cascades which be transported by road from Vijayawada. Later, natural gas will be supplied from the pipeline.
"In Bhubaneswar the creation of network for supply of gas will see an investment of Rs 500 crore", Karnatak added.