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GAIL to complete phase-1 of Urja Ganga project ahead of schedule

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ltd today said the first phase of the 2,655-km from in to and Odisha will be completed before the scheduled target of December 2018.

The company said it has placed pipe-laying order for 530 km between Bokaro in and Angul in Odisha, worth Rs 780 crore. "With these awards, major contracts of the project, i.e. pipe supply and laying contract orders for 2,200 kms have been finalised," it said in a press statement.

The prestigious 2,655 km long Jagdishpur-Haldia & (JHBDPL) project, also known as the 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' project, was inaugurated by in July 2015.

"The project is progressing in full swing and first phase of the project will be completed before the scheduled target date of December 2018," it said. "till date has committed over Rs 7,400 crore for the project which will pass through the state of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha."

The project will in eastern part of by supplying environmentally to fertilizer and power plant, refineries, and other industries.

It will also provide to households and in the cities enroute the pipeline. The laying activity in Varanasi, and has already commenced. Project activities will start on ground in other cities namely Patna, and by next month, said.

GAIL B C Tripathi said the project activities are progressing as per schedule and major contracts for the project have been awarded.

"The schedule completion date for PhaseI of the project from Phulpur in to Dobhi, and in is December 2018 and we are confident of completing it ahead of schedule," he said. "City gas project Activities are also progressing well. The project will create a boon for clean industrial development in the eastern part of the country."

GAIL, he said, has achieved its annual targeted total capital outlay and has expended around Rs 4000 crore during the fiscal year ending March 2018.

The company will be spending its targeted capital outlay of Rs 6,400 crore in the current fiscal largely for the 4,000 km of pipeline and it is presently executing, he added.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 16:00 IST