GAIL completes award of contract for Ganga pipeline project

GAIL India has announced completing awards for all major contracts for the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga natural gas pipeline project that transverse from Jagdishpur to Haldia and Bokaro (Jharkhand) and Dhamra in Odisha.

The State-owned gas utility, in a statement, said it has placed a Rs 475 crore order for steel pipes of about 280-kilometers to provide pipeline connectivity from Durgapur to Haldia, including spur lines to Kolkata in West Bengal.

This completes contracting for the 3,400-km Jagdishpur (Uttar Pradesh) -Haldia (West Bengal) & Bokaro – Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL).

GAIL added: “Till date, the company has committed over Rs 12,500 crore for the project”. The pipeline has already reached Barauni in Bihar and GAIL is ready for supplying gas

to a refinery and upcoming fertiliser plant. The pipeline also supplies natural gas for Patna city gas distribution network (CGD).

Stating that this is a major milestone towards providing green fuel to the eastern part of the country, it added that the work for balance portion is going on in full swing and is scheduled to be completed by December 2021 in a phased manner.

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