PM inaugurates gas pipeline for domestic, industrial use

PM inaugurates gas pipeline for domestic, industrial use

Bokaro: Prime Minister Narendera Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the 533km-long Bokaro-Angul gas pipeline section into Jharkhand and Odisha during the airport inauguration at Deoghar. The gas pipeline is a part of Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project. The PM in his speech said, “With the inauguration of Bokaro-Angul section today, the city gas distribution network will be expanded in 11 districts of Jharkhand and Odisha.

This will not only provide cheap gas through pipes to homes, but will also give momentum to energy-based transport, electricity, fertilizer, steel, food processing, cold storage and many such industries.”

The Bokaro-Angul pipeline section covers 243 km in Jharkhand and 290 km in Odisha in 11 districts and has been built at an investment of Rs 2,500 crore.

The total Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline network, including Bokaro- Angul pipeline section, has a capacity to carry 16 MMSCMD of natural gas which is environmentfriendly, convenient and economic fuel.

This pipeline section shall supply gas to industries such as power, fertilizer, steel, refractories, chemical, food processing, cold storage.

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In addition, it will also supply gas to City Gas Distribution networks in 11 districts, namely Bokaro, Ramgarh, Ranchi, Khunti, Gumla, Simdega in Jharkhand and Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Angul in Odisha.

The project will lead to increased gas demand, economic growth and generate both employment. It is part of the 3,384 km of integrated Jagdishpur — Haldia & Bokaro — Dhamra natural gas pipeline, including Barauni-Guwahati pipeline, being executed at an investment of Rs 15,520 crore with a capital grant of Rs 5,176 crore from the Centre

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