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SC dismisses Adani's plea against gas distribution bids in Ahmedabad
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SC dismisses Adani's plea against gas distribution bids in Ahmedabad
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New Delhi, Sep 28 (TIWN) In a setback to Adani Gas, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed its plea, challengings the bidding process for the supply of PNG and CNG in three areas of Ahmedabad district.

A bench of Justices U.U. Lalit, S. Ravindra Bhat, and Hrishikesh Roy upheld the Gujarat High Court’s September 2018 judgment, which allowed supply of natural gas as a clean and green fuel in the three areas of outer Ahmedabad region, by state-run gas distributor Gujarat Gas.  Adani had challenged the validity of Regulation 18 of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) (authorising entities to lay, build, operate, or expand city or local natural gas distribution networks) Regulations, 2008 as violative of Articles 14 and 19(1)(g) of the Constitution, and ultra vires Section 16 of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006.  Adani Gas, in the bidding process which was carried out by the PNGRB in 2016, lost to state-run Gujarat Gas Ltd to supply PNG and CNG in Sanand, Bavla, and Dholka areas of the district.

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