Ahmedabad:AdGas Limitedhas signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of three geographical areas (GAs) namely Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Kutch (East).
All three geographical areas have high volumes potential in terms of demand of over 6.5 MMSCMD over a period of 10 years. These areas are under phase 1 of Bharat Mala Pariyojana by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) which will further boost the development and volume growth.
All the three geographical areas shall offer early monetisation opportunity to AGL, a statement said.
Suresh P Manglani, CEO,Adani Gassaid, “These 3 geographical areas offerhigh PNGandCNG volumestogether with excellent infrastructure growth opportunities.AdaniGas tally of geographical areas shall now increase to 22. This transformational acquisition shall allow AGL to supply cleaner fuels – PNG in fulfilling much-awaited aspirations of a large number of homes, commercial and industrial consumers, Gurudwara, hotels, restaurants and environment-friendly CNG to automotive consumers in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Kutch (East) GAs. This initiative by AGL shall further support the vision of central and state governments to provide PNG and CNG to all.”
“We will aim to fast track the infrastructure developments across all these GAs. These 3 GAs shall add significant high volumes and infrastructure developments and will take AGL to a high growth trajectory. With the strong parentage of AGL, the residents of Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Kutch (East) shall also be the beneficiary of best-in-class CGD networks, operations, maintenance, digital and customer-centric approach with a continued focus on Health & Safety, community development and better returns to the stakeholders,” he added.
With the addition of these 3 GAs, AGL shall now have a presence in 22 GAs as a standalone entity and additional 19 Gas with JV partner with IOCL aggregating its tally to 41 Gas (74 districts) ensuring AGL’s continued leadership in CGD business in India.
The transaction is subject to necessary regulatory and other customary approvals, it added.