GAIL has purchased steel worth Rs 1,100 crore from domestic steelmakers to complete the 729-km link between Barauni in Bihar and Guwahati to provide gas to the eastern region.
The development is slated to provide clean energy to households and transportation in the cities en route the pipeline.
The 2,655-km long gas pipeline worth Rs 12,940 crore from Jagdishpur in UP to Haldia in West Bengal, with branch lines to Bokaro in Jharkhand and Dhamra in Odisha, will for the first time take clean environment-friendly gas to the east to fuel its industrial revolution.
The project will not just supply CNG to automobiles and cooking gas to household kitchens in cities along the route, but also to industries to meet their feedstock or fuel requirement.
GAIL will commission the first phase of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga (PMUG) project before January, taking natural gas to cities in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Reference- Financial Express