GAIL India has approved orders for the pipe laying work on a 345 km section of the Rs 12,940 crore (US$1.94 billion) Jagadishpur- Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline (JHBDP).
The work is part of phase-IB, which is targeted for completion by December 2018.
India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently announced it would provide 40 per cent of the total cost of the project, an estimated Rs 5,176 crore (US$774 million), to be supplied over the next five years.
Indian Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said “Our Honourable Prime Minister has taken a clear and committed stand to move towards a cleaner fuel regime.
“It is a delightful moment for us as a cleaner and greener energy path has been chosen for Eastern India that shall be affordably accessible to the masses.”
GAIL India Chairman and Managing Director Bhuwan Chandra Tripathi said “Pipeline and city gas projects, under JHBDPL in Eastern India, are a big step towards accomplishment of national development goals based on natural gas.
“The company will expeditiously work to execute the entrusted projects in tune with the Government’s objectives as per schedule.”
The 2,359 km pipeline network will connect the east of India with the national gas grid, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
For more information visit the GAIL India website.
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