Barauni-Guwahati gas pipeline work to start from December
GUWAHATI: Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) on 9 November announced the award of contract for the purchase of 616-km of line pipes worth Rs 1,100 crore for the Barauni-Guwahati pipeline, putting the project execution of the crucial 729-km feeder line linking Northeast with the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga pipeline network on a fast track.
The award of the contract will ensure commencement of spur line laying activities of the Barauni-Guwahati pipeline from December 2018.
The under-construction pipeline will connect the upcoming ‘Indradhanush’ gas grid network to the national gas network.
GAIL Chairman and Managing Director B C Tripathi said that the award of the tenders supports ‘Make in India’ efforts of steel pipe manufacturers and suppliers in the country and marks the completion of mainline ordering for the entire 729-km section.
In the meantime, work across India’s single largest pipeline spanning 3,400 km under Jagadishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra project is in full swing and progressing as per schedule.