The much-awaited supply of piped cooking gas to households in the city is likely to begin from January next year as the ambitious Jagdishpur-Haldia gas pipeline project, being executed by the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), has been delayed by a month due to hurdles in pipeline laying work in some districts.
The project, being executed in the city with an expenditure of Rs 500 crore, is aimed at providing piped cooking gas to 50,000 households.
Officials said of the 490km-long Allahabad (Prayagraj)-Barauni-Patna pipeline network, the pipeline laying work at a 250-metre stretch in Barachatti, Gaya and at 500-metre stretch at Poiwan village in Aurangabad has been hampered due to protests by villagers, who are demanding higher compensation for their land.
K B Singh, executive director of GAIL (eastern region), said, “The pipeline laying work is currently stalled in Aurangabad and Gaya districts due to villagers’ protest. Read More
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