Centre to spend Rs 70,000 crore for gas pipeline network


Centre to spend Rs 70,000 crore for gas pipeline network

The Centre will initially spend Rs 70,000 crore to spread gas pipelines across the country, and is working out plans to expand gas network to Myanmar through Bangladesh, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Wednesday.

The central government is promoting gas based economy which needs a massive network of pipelines for transportation of natural gas to various corners of the country, he said.

“In the first phase Rs 70,000 crore will be invested to spread gas pipeline network across the country,” the petroleum minister said while addressing the 19th National Conference on Corrosion Control organised here.

Pradhan said India is also planning to expand gas pipeline network to Myanmar through Bangladesh. Read More

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