State-run GAIL (India) Limited has awarded contracts for the purchase of 616 km of line pipe worth ₹1,100 crore for the Barauni-Guwahati pipeline.
According to a company statement, this fast tracks the project execution of the 729 km feeder line linking the entire North-East region with the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga pipeline network.
The award of the contract will ensure commencement of spurline laying activities of the Barauni-Guwahati pipeline from December 2018.
The under construction pipeline will connect the upcoming ‘Indradhanush’ gas grid network which is being developed by GAIL along with joint venture partners Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Oil India Ltd, Numaligarh Refineries Ltd (NRL) and Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to provide uninterrupted supply of natural gas across all the North Eastern States, added the statement.
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