Guwahati, November 9: The work on the 729-km Barauni-Guwahati gas pipeline, part of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga pipeline project, will commence from December.
The state-owned gas utility GAIL (India) stated that it has purchased steel pipes worth Rs 1,100 crore for laying the Barauni-Guwahati gas pipeline that will connect the north-east with the national gas grid.
“Contract for the purchase of 616 km of line pipe worth Rs 11 billion for the Barauni-Guwahati pipeline, putting on fast-track project execution of the crucial 729 km feeder line linking North East India with the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga pipeline network,” said a GAIL communiqué.
To provide uninterrupted supply of natural gas across all the Northeastern states, the pipeline will connect to the ‘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).
The pipelines will not just supply CNG to automobiles and cooking gas to household kitchens in cities along the route, but also to industries to meet their feedstock or fuel requirement.