Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Rs 129.4 billion Urja Ganga gas pipeline project is now being extended to North East adding another 750-km up to Guwahati and later to all the state capitals of the region.
Connecting to Guwahati itself may see around Rs 37-40 billion investment. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said that a consortium of state-run companies headed by Gail (India) has started its initial work on the project. The other partners are Indian Oil Corporation, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and Oil India.
The companies are set to approach the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board with the proposal. “Our aim is to bring North East under the natural gas grid. Work has already started on Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra region of the pipeline. Read More…
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