PM Laid The Foundation Stone Of Barauni Refinery Expansion
Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Barauni Refinery Expansion (from 6 to 9 MMTPA) project, ATF hydro-treating unit (INDjet), Augmentation of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG Pipeline and its extension up to Patna and Muzaffarpur and revival of Barauni Fertiliser plant. He stressed that setting up of the polypropylene unit will spur the era of the petrochemicals industry in Bihar. He appreciated the progressive vision of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for coming up with these projects. Strengthening the Make in India initiative, the INDjet Unit will use indigenous technology developed by IndianOil and will cater to both civil and military aviation fuel requirements of Eastern India and Nepal. He said that the revived fertilizer ammonia-urea unit will be gas-based which shall provide impetus to farmers in the region.
He dedicated to the nation projects on Phase I of Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro Dhamra Pipeline Project (JHBDPL) - Bihar Package and City Gas Distribution (CGD) in Patna as part of ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’ Yojana. He said that the 2655 Km JHBDPL pipeline covering Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal will be crucial in reviving fertilizers units in Barauni, Sindri and Gorakhpur and also supply natural gas for houses and vehicles in Patna, Varanasi, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Kolkata and other cities en route the pipeline. The availability of environment-friendly, convenient and economical natural gas will also help in reducing pollution levels. The CGD will supply piped natural gas (PNG) to domestic customers and commercial establishments while compressed natural gas (CNG) will be supplied for the transport sector through CNG stations.
The Prime Minister also dedicated and inaugurated several other projects, under the Ministries of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation; Railways; Housing & Urban Affairs; Health &Family Welfare. These include creation of 30 MLD capacity and laying of network for sewerage projects across the state, the much awaited Patna Metro Rail Project, 22 AMRUT projects at various locations and establishment/upgradation of medical college at Chhapara, Bhagalpur and Gaya, Patna Riverfront Development – 1st Phase, Ranchi-Patna AC weekly express and electrification of Barauni-Katihar-Kumedpur, Muzaffarpur-Sugauli-Bettiah, Sugauli-Raxaul, Fatuha-Islampur and Biharsharif-Daniyawan sections.