In a bid to procure line pipes, the state owned GAIL (India) Limited has placed orders for purchase of 341 km of Line Pipes for the Phulpur –Haldia/Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline on four companies worth Rs 550 crores
The Pipeline will serve as the “Energy Highway” (“Urja Ganga”) of Eastern India and its construction work was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
The Line Pipes for which the orders have been placed will be used in the Phulpur (Uttar Pradesh) – Dobhi (Bihar) section of the Pipeline and will be procured from Jindal Saw Limited, MAN Industries (India) Limited, Essar Steel India Limited and Zhongyou BSS (Qinhuangdao) Petropipe Co. Ltd, China.
The 1,681 km Phulpur – Haldia/Dhamra Pipeline will be completed in three phases at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore and cover eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal.
The first phase at a project cost of Rs 3,200 crore and will cover 755 km and include Phulpur – Mani, Mani – Gorakhpur, Mani – Varanasi, Mani – Dobhi, Dobhi – Silao, Silao – Patna and Silao- Barauni sections. Pipeline laying works for Spurlines from Gaya- Barauni – Patna in Bihar are already in progress.
Subsequent phases of the 16 MMSCMD Pipeline will cover major cities including Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Patna, Barauni, Bokaro, Ranchi, Rourkela, Paradip, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Durgapur, Kolkata and Jamshedpur and nearby areas through 30”/24” Mainline and Spurlines.
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