GAIL fast tracks implementation of Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project

The project will usher industrial development in eastern India by supplying environmentally clean natural gas

GN Bureau | December 12, 2017


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 GAIL has awarded a contract for laying 520 km gas pipeline connectivity from Dobhi (Bihar) to Durgapur (West Bengal), including 120 km line to Jamshedpur (Jharkhand). With these awards, major contracts for phase two of the Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra natural gas pipeline (JHBDPL) project have been finalised.

The 2,655 km long JHBDPL project, also known as Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project, will pass through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
 
The project will usher industrial development in east India by supplying environmentally clean natural gas to fertilizer and power plant, refineries, steel plants and other Industries, GAIL said. The city gas network laying activity in Varanasi and Bhubaneswar has already commenced and activities in other cities namely Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Cuttack and Kolkata will start by next month. City gas distribution will provide clean fuel to household, transportation and other commercial sectors.
 
CMD, GAIL (India) Ltd, BC Tripathi said, “The project activities of phase-I is under advanced stage of construction which will supply gas to Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Patna & Barauni. GAIL is putting all out efforts to overcome the hindrances and complete the phase-I before the scheduled completion of December, 2018. With the award for pipeline to Durgapur and Jamshedpur, GAIL till date has already awarded contracts over Rs 6,000 crore, covering phase I and II of the project.” 
 

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