GAIL fast-tracks work to feed gas to Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga pipeline

The company places order of Rs. 440 crore for 350 km Vijaipur (UP) – Auraiya (MP) spurline

Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 02 : GAIL (India) has placed order of Rs 440 crore for laying of approximately 350 kms of pipeline from Vijaipur (in the state of Madhya Pradesh) to Auraiya (in the state of Uttar Pradesh). This is a part of the spurline of approximately 665 km length from Vijaipur to Phulpur (in the state of Uttar Pradesh) to the existing HVJ-DVPL upgradation pipeline system. The pipeline laying contracts for 315 km stretch from Auraiya to Phulpur was earlier awarded during November 2016..

Rs 440 crore order

The Vijaipur to Phulpur pipeline shall provide the gas feed to the ongoing prestigious 2655 km long Jagdispur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL) project of GAIL, also known as the 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' project, inaugurated by Prime Minister of India in July 2015.

Vijaipur to Phulpur pipeline

The JHBDPL will pass through the state of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha, and the project is progressing in full swing which will usher Industrial development in East India by supplying environmentally clean Natural Gas to Fertilizer & Power plant, Refineries, Steel plants, City Gas Distribution and other Industries.

The project progressing in full swing

Mr B C Tripathi, CMD, GAIL (India),said, " GAIL has awarded contracts of Rs 5400 crore in the current fiscal year which includes Rs 3500 crore for procurement of pipeline and Rs. 1900 crore for laying of pipes. GAIL has awarded till date contracts worth Rs 7500 crore for ongoing pipeline projects of around 4000 kms in south and eastern India. The two major ongoing projects i.e. Kochi-Kottanad-Mangalore project in Kerala and Karnataka state and JGBDPL projects are progressing well.".

CMD statement

Mr Tripathi emphasized that "GAIL is committed to complete both the projects well within scheduled time and cost. The two projects will form a vital part of National Gas Grid and also provide huge employment opportunities. The pipe line will provide impetuous to economic development in the area."

On project completion

Mr Tripathi outlined GAIL group's plan for CGD sector by stating that "GAIL along with its subsidiaries and JV's are fully geared up to fulfill Hon'ble Prime Minister's target of 1 crore PNG connections by 2020. Capex in the current fiscal year has increased by more than 50% in the CGD sector. In the current financial year 2017-18 GAIL along with its subsidiaries and JV's have issued Orders of Rs. 2200 crore for various city gas projects across the country."

CMD delineates plan for CGD sector

He further added that "All the Group companies have made detail plan for expansion of city gas infrastructure in coming years. Accordingly, the Boards of respective companies have approved Capex of Rs. 3500 crore for FY 2018-19. The outlay will be increased after PNGRB's IX & X bidding round for 142 new cities. The focus on CGD sector will help in curbing pollution by providing clean fuel to households, transportation sector, small industries and commercial establishment."

Detail plan for expansion of city gas infrastructure