GAIL (India) Ltd has awarded contracts worth ₹10,500 crore to speed up the completion of the Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) and the Barauni-Guwahati Pipeline (BGPL) pipeline.
Bids for pipe supply and laying for the integrated 3,400-km-long project, dubbed Urja Ganga pipeline project, have been awarded. A company statement said, “GAIL has placed an order worth ₹475 crore for steel line pipes of approximately 280 km to provide pipeline connectivity from Durgapur to Haldia, including spur line to Kolkata. Till date, the company has committed over ₹12,500 crore for the project.”
“The pipeline has already reached Barauni and GAIL is ready for supplying gas to refinery and upcoming fertiliser plant. The pipeline also supplies Natural Gas for Patna City Gas Distribution network (CGD),” the statement added.
The work on balance portion is scheduled to be completed by December 2021 in a phased manner.
The construction work of Dobhi – Durgapur pipeline section is likely to be completed by December 2019 for supplying gas to Matix Fertilizers in Durgapur.
GAIL is currently executing around 5,500 km of pipeline-related projects for ₹25,000 crore to provide gas supply largely to the eastern and southern parts of the country.
“Another 1,400-km pipeline involving capital expenditure of ₹7,000 crore is under evaluation, which is targeted to be completed by 2023. These pipeline projects by GAIL will be part of the National Gas Grid providing Natural Gas to areas hitherto untouched by the green fuel,” the company said.
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