Unit of real estate player Hiranandani Group, H–Energy has been granted rights by the petroleum regulator to lay a 635 km gas pipeline connecting Jaigarh in Maharashtra to Mangalore.
“The entity is allowed a maximum period of 36 months for the date of issue of the authorisation letter for ommissioning of the natural gas pipeline project,” the order by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) said.
The length of pipeline runs from Jaigarh in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra to Panjim in Goa and onwards to Karwar in Uttara Kannada district and Udupi in Karnataka before terminating at Mangalore.
The pipeline will have a capacity to carry 17 million standard cubic meters per day of natural gas and will offer 4.25 mmscmd of capacity to third parties for common carrier access.
The pipeline will also allow development of city gas distribution (CNG) networks in the region to provide environmentally benign fuel (CNG) for transport and piped cooking gas to households.