State-owned GAIL (India) Limited has stepped up the momentum for construction of the Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) and Barauni – Guwahati Pipeline (BGPL) pipeline.
GAIL has completed awards for all major contracts worth Rs. 10,500 crore for pipe supply and laying for the integrated 3,400 km. long project.
B C Tripathi, Chairman & Managing Director, GAIL (India) Limited said, “GAIL is committed towards creating the National Gas Grid providing Natural Gas connectivity throughout the country. GAIL will soon raise loan for the upcoming huge Capex programme for laying Natural Gas related infrastructure.”
GAIL has placed an order worth Rs 475 crore for steel line pipes of approx. 280 km. to provide pipeline connectivity from Durgapur to Haldia including spur line to Kolkata in West Bengal. Till date, the company has committed over Rs 12,500 crore for the project.
Tripathi added: ‘GAIL has exceeded its Capex target of Rs 6,400 crore for FY 2018-19. Major contracts for integrated JHBDPL including BGPL have been awarded which will contribute to the economic development of the country and provide employment opportunities in the pipeline project and City Gas Distribution networks in the country.”
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