Indian Oil’s pipeline waits for clearances

The Paradip-Hyderabad petroleum product pipeline of the Indian Oil Corporation is waiting for clearances.

According to a report in The Hindu, with the pipeline route not passing through any of the reserved forests, sanctuaries or coral reefs in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the company is in the process of obtaining final NOC from the respective PCCF.

Quoting IOC officials, it said one of the challenges for the project will be the 2,400-odd crossings in the entire route, which includes those through railway properties and on highways. Applications seeking NOC from various authorities had been submitted for all crossings

According to IOC,it as an extremely important project given the emerging market for petroleum products and other infrastructure development in the areas,

The proposed pipeline will cater to the markets of Berhampur in Odisha, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad in Telangana.

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