GAIL Fast Tracks Implementation Of Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project
GAIL (India) Limited has awarded laying contract for 520 km pipeline connectivity from Dobhi (in Bihar) to Durgapur (in West Bengal) including 120 km line to Jamshedpur (in Jharkhand). With these awards, major contracts for Phase — II of the Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project, have been finalised. The prestigious 2655 km long JHBDPL project, also known as the `Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' project will pass through the state of 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 & Power plant, Refineries, Steel plants and other Industries. The City gas Network laying activity in Varanasi & Bhubaneswar has already commenced and activities in other cities namely Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Cuttack & Kolkata will start by next month. City Gas Distribution will provide clean fuel to the household, transportation and other commercial sectors.
Shri B. C. Tripathi, CMD, GAIL (India) Ltd. said that "The project activities of Phase-I is under advanced stage of construction which will supply gas to Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Patna & Barauni. Though certain hindrances are being encountered in RoU opening, 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 a pipeline to Durgapur and Jamshedpur, GAIL till date has already awarded contracts over Rs 6000 crores covering phase I & II of the project."
Shri Tripathi said "GAIL is presently executing 4000 km of Natural Gas Pipeline. The 4000 km pipeline will cover the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala & Karnataka. GAIL is making a huge investment in a pipeline to fulfil Government's vision of National Gas Grid. The CAPEX of GAIL for the next Financial year is expected over Rs 6000 crs which will be a jump of more than 50% of the current Financial year."
With these, the activities of Phase —II of JHBDPL and City gas projects en-route the pipeline will also gain momentum and GAIL is committed to complete the project within the project cost & schedule.