In a first time ever, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved Capital Grant of 40%, amounting to Rs. 5,176 Crores over 5 years, for the pipeline project, to be implemented by GAIL at an estimated capital outlay of Rs. 12,940 Crores. This is the first time ever that Central Government has approved capital Grant for a Natural Gas pipeline project.
In a major step towards the construction of the Jagadishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL), GAIL (India) Ltd has approved placement of orders for pipeline laying work of 345 km from Phulpur to Dobhi under Phase-IB at an estimated cost of Rs 306 crore. The order is for two sections to be executed simultaneously by JSIW Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. and IL&FS Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd Laying works under phase-IB shall commence by the end of October, 2016 and targeted to be completed by December, 2018.