Centre Announces 1,656 Km Gas Pipeline for NE
GUWAHATI: The central government has announced 1,656 kms of gas pipelines for the Northeast.
This pipeline will connect cities like Guwahati, Shillong and Aizawl among others.
The pipeline will enable the supply of piped cooking gas to households and CNG to automobiles, besides fuel to industry.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), on June 10, approved a Rs. 5,559 crore viability gap funding for the proposed northeast gas grid, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.
The North-East pipeline grid is to be implemented by Indradhanush Gas Grid, a joint venture of state-owned GAIL India, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Oil India Ltd (OIL) and Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL).
Meanwhile, Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) is also laying a 750-km line from Barauni to Guwahati as part of the Rs. 12,940 crore JHBDPL project, which is also known as the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project. This is proposed to be connected to the North-East via the Indradhanush grid.