A 750-km proposed natural gas pipeline will link the Northeast with the national grid to meet increasing fuel needs of households and factories in the region, as part of the Modi government’s plan to expand gas availability and double the gas pipeline network in the next few years.
Assam Gas, a state government enterprise, has submitted an expression of interest to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), the downstream regulator, to lay, build and operate the pipeline from Barauni in Bihar to Guwahati via Bongaigaon. It has also proposed to build spur lines to link both the banks of the river Brahmaputra to connect with Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. Another spur line is proposed to connect to Tripura through Meghalaya and Barak Valley. Read more
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