Welding of a 12 in. pipeline connecting HFCL Barauni to IOCL Barauni began at Barauni, marking the first phase implementation of GAIL (India) Limited’s Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline, the green project of Government of India.
The phase I of the pipeline project consists of laying of the trunk line pipeline from Phulpur (Allahabad) to Dobhi (Gaya) for a length of 341 km, and the spur pipeline connectivity to Barauni and Patna from Dobhi for a length of 228 km.
This gas network will supply fuel to major industries, such as the Barauni refinery and the Barauni fertiliser plant, which will be revived to its full glory, besides power and steel plants.
The pipeline will also help in setting up of City Gas Networks in major cities of Bihar including capital Patna. Thus, residents can enjoy the convenience of environment friendly piped natural gas (PNG) that directly reaches kitchens through pipelines and the economical compressed natural gas (CNG) for vehicles.
An investment of over Rs. 2300 crore is expected to be made in Bihar on this project.
Edited from source by Stephanie Roker