GAIL finalises major contracts for project pipe laying orders placed for Bokaro – Angul section
GN Bureau | April 23, 2018
GAIL (India) Limited has placed pipe laying orders of Rs 780 crore for around 530 km of pipeline connectivity from Bokaro to Angul for Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project. With this, major contracts of the project, i.e. pipe supply and laying contract orders for 2200 km have been finalised.
The prestigious 2655 Km long JHBDPL project, also known as Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi in July 2015. The project is progressing in full swing and its first phase will be completed before the scheduled target date of December 2018. As of now, GAIL has committed over Rs 7400 crore for the project which will pass through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
The project will usher industrial development in eastern part of India by supplying environmentally clean natural gas to fertilizer and power plant, refineries, steel plants and other Industries. Further, the arrival of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga will provide direct and indirect employment to thousands of people.
The project will also provide clean energy to households and transportation in the cities en-route the pipeline. The City gas Network laying activity in Varanasi, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has already commenced. Project activities will start on ground in other cities namely Patna, Ranchi and Jamshedpur by next month.
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