GAIL commences gas pipeline work in West Bengal

The 555-km-long pipeline in WB will pass through eight districts

GN Bureau | February 2, 2018


#GAIL   #PSU  

GAIL (India) Limited has kicked off pipeline construction work in West Bengal to provide gas supply to Matix Fertilizers, Durgapur.

The project is being executed as a part of Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga pipeline project i.e. Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project.

A 555-km-long pipeline with an approved cost of around Rs 2,700 crore in WB will pass through eight districts namely Puruliya, Bankura, Burdwan, Nadia, Hooghly, Howrah, East Medinapur and 24 North Paragana. Further project activities for execution of pipeline in WB upto Haldia and city gas distribution in Kolkata are also expected to commence shortly.

The prestigious 2,655 km long JHBDPL project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July, 2015. It is progressing in full swing. The pipeline will pass through UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, WB and Odisha.

The project is being executed in a phased manner. Phase one consists of pipeline network from Phulpur–Dobhi with spurlines to Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Patna and Barauni (755 Km) and is scheduled to be completed by end of the year. Phase II of the project beyond Dobhi (Gaya) towards Durgapur Haldia & Bokaro – Ranchi and Angul – Dhamra (1900 Km) is scheduled to be completed progressively by December, 2020.

The project will usher industrial development in eastern India by supplying environmentally clean natural gas to fertilizer & 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 city gas network laying activity in Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Cuttack has already commenced and activities in other cities namely Patna and Jamshedpur will start by next month.

The pilot project in Bhubaneshwar for providing PNG & CNG was inaugurated in October, 2017 and December, 2017 respectively.

 
 

Comments

 

Other News

Ganga heavily polluted with microplastics, finds study

A new study titled, ‘Quantitative analysis of Microplastics along River Ganga’ by Toxics Link has found heavy concentration of microplastics in the Ganga. All samples collected for study from the river at Haridwar, Kanpur and Varanasi were found to be polluted with microplastics.

Maharashtra flood situation grim, rescue works on

At least 79 people were killed and 56 were missing as the flood situation in Maharashtra remained grim on Saturday. Torrential rainfall in various parts of the state, coinciding with high tides and also discharge from dams, led to inundation of many regions and floods caused landslides in some places too.

Maharashtra partners with Climate Group to promote electric vehicles

Within days of announcing its new Electric Vehicle Policy 2021, Maharashtra Friday announced its partnership with Climate Group’s EV100 network to push and promote electric vehicles and reduce CO2 emissions. The policy, meanwhile, was also notified on Friday. Climate Gro

As rains batter Maharashtra, state on red and orange alert

Severe rains battered Raigad, Thane, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Satara regions of Maharashtra with rains in Ratnagiri district breaking the 40-year record. As rivers in these districts crossed warning levels, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Coast Guard, N

Will next wave affect children? That`s mere speculation, says expert

Dr. Praveen Kumar, director, department of pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, talks about various issues including impact of Covid-19 on children, the need to protect them, and vaccinating pregnant women and lactating mothers. How has the pandemic affected

A public policy bridge across the digital divide

There has been an active debate globally and in India about the digital divide. This debate has gained additional weight during the Covid-19 pandemic because the acceleration of the need for digital access to health and other social services has thrown this issue into sharper relief. A critical public poli

Visionary Talk with Sanjay Jha, Political Analyst On The Current Political Scenario



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter