Commitment to National Gas Grid
GAIL India has awarded all contrats for the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Natural Gas Pipeline to be laid from Jagdishur in Uttar Pradesh to Hadia in West Bengal, Bokaro in Jharkhan and Dhamra in Odisha.
The 3,400-km pipeline is called Dhamra Natural Gas Piplines (JHBDPL).
GAIL has also placed a Rs.475 crore order for pipes for about 280-km pipeline from Durgapur to Haldia including spur lines to Kolkata.
It has committed over Rs.12,500 crore for the project, said GAIL in statement on 10 May 2019.
The pipeline has already reached Barauni in Bihar and GAIL is ready for supplying gas to a refinery and upcoming fertiliser plant as well as to the Patna city gas distribution network (CGD).
Work for balance portion is going on in full swing and 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 at Durgapur in West Bengal.
GAIL is currently executing around 5,500 km of pipeline costing Rs.25,000 crore to provide gas supply largely to areas of eastern and southern parts of the country.
Another 1,400 km pipeline involving capex of Rs.7,000 crore is under evaluation which is targeted to be completed by 2023.