Work on IOC’s Kochi LPG terminal to commence in January

Following final clearance from the National Green Tribunal, Indian Oil Corporation is set to re-commence construction activities at its Rs 2,200-crore LPG import terminal-cum-pipeline project at Puthuvypeen near Kochi in Kerala.

S Dhanapandian, Deputy General Manager (LPG-project), IOCL, said, “Necessary orders in this regard have been issued by the Kerala government and the work is expected to commence soon.”

He said the work is likely to start in January, probably after the Sabarimala pilgrim season. “The NGT judgment has made it amply clear that there is no environmental pollution in the Puthuvypeen project,” he added.

Dhanapandian also said: “We are incurring a loss of Rs one crore per day since February 2017 due to suspension of work at the construction site in the wake of the agitation by the local community against the project.”

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