Deadlock over GAIL’s Kochi-Bengaluru LNG pipeline project ends


Deadlock over GAIL’s Kochi-Bengaluru LNG pipeline project ends

Ending the deadlock over Kochi-Bengaluru LNG pipeline project, the Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) has awarded the work to lay 94-km pipeline along the Koottanadu-Walayar stretch to Corrtech International Private Ltd.

The completion of the stretch is vital for Kerala as the state would get domestic LNG at half the existing price if it is connected to national gas grid in Bengaluru.

Though the Kochi-Koottanadu-Bengaluru-Mangaluru LNG pipeline project was started in January, 2013, the GAIL had to terminate the contractors in November, 2013 as they couldn’t make any progress in the laying of pipes. The main reason for delay was the objection from land owners.

The GAIL would be awarding the pipelaying work along 42-km in Bengaluru-Krishnagiri stretch in a week. “Laying of 438-km pipeline from Kochi to Mangaluru will be over by November-December.  Read More

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