Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau
The Prime Minister dedicated and inaugurated the projects in the presence of Governor of Bihar Mr Lalji Tandon, the Chief Minister of Bihar Mr Nitish Kumar, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of State (I/C), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Mr Giriraj Singh, Minister of State (I/C), Power and New and Renewable Energy Mr R K Singh, Union Minister of State, Rural Development Mr Ram Kripal Yadav, Union Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare Mr Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Mr Sushil Kumar Modi and other noticeables.
The foundation stone of Phase 1 of 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' had been laid by the Prime Minister on July 25, 2015 in Patna
The total length of JHBDPL pipeline is 2,655 km and covers Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal and being further extended from Barauni to Guwahati (Assam) through 729 km pipeline. The project is being executed at an investment of Rs. 12,940 crores, which includes 40% capital grant (i.e. Rs. 5,176 crores) from the Government of India and the project is scheduled to be completed by 2020 in phases.
The project execution is expected to generate direct and indirect employment for thousands
For PNG supply to domestic customers and commercial establishments
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the CGD network in Patna under which piped natural gas (PNG) will be supplied to domestic customers and commercial establishments like hotels, restaurants, industries, etc. while compressed natural gas (CNG) will be supplied for the transport sector through CNG stations.
The total length of JHBDPL pipeline is 2,655 km and covers Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal and being further extended from Barauni to Guwahati (Assam) through 729 km pipeline
Infrastructure has already been created for about 5,000 PNG households and initially, PNG supply will be started to staff quarters in BIT Mesra, Patna Campus near Airport and two student hostels in the campus. Two CNG stations (one near Rukunpura, Beli Road and another near Patna Toll NH1, Bypass Road) were also started.GAIL has been authorized to lay CGD networks in major cities such as Patna, Varanasi, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in synchronization with the 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' project which the company is executing. The Patna CGD project is being executed with a planned expenditure of Rs. 360 crore over the next five years and overall Rs 1200 crore over 25 years.