Crucial Indian gas feeder line fast tracked

India’s largest state-owned gas distribution company has awarded contracts for the construction of a major gas pipeline.

GAIL India has awarded contracts for the purchase of 616 km of line pipe for the Barauni–Guwahati Pipeline to a number of local steel pipe manufacturers and suppliers in the country.

The pipes will be used on a crucial section of the 729 km feeder line, linking North East India with the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga pipeline network.

This will, in turn, connect the planned Indradhanush gas grid network – which is designed to provide an uninterrupted supply of natural gas across all the north eastern of India and is in development by a GAIL– Indian Oil CorporationOil IndiaNumaligarh RefineryOil and Natural Gas Corporation joint venture – with the national gas network.

“GAIL is concurrently executing over 5,500 kms of gas transmission network. [The] Honourable Prime Minister laid the foundation of the Urja Ganga project and GAIL is committed to complete the pipeline within scheduled time and cost,” said GAIL Chairman and Managing Director Shri B C Tripathi.

The contract award ensures the Barauni-Guwahati section of spurline laying activities are able to commence in December 2018.

This section of the pipeline is scheduled for completion in 2021.

For more information visit the GAIL website.

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