Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (LocalWire): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stones of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project and GAIL’s (India) the Bokaro – Angul section of the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL) on December 24 during his visit to Odisha.
The total project cost of these two pipeline projects would be Rs 7200 crore and will be completed in two years.
Addressing a press meet here in the city PC Chauby, ED, SERPL, IndianOil, said, “Upon completion of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project, delivery of petroleum products to important consumption centres in the region will be achieved in a safer, more reliable, environment-friendly and cost effective manner.”
This will be an underground pipeline project, so it will also facilitate decongestion of the highways and railways, as presently petroleum products in the region are largely moved through these modes of transportation, Chauby said.
S K Pathak, CGM, Construction, GAIL (India) said, “GAIL’s (India) pipeline shall benefit a large population in the districts enroute with clean and green fuel in the form of household PNG connection & establishment of CNG station resulting in easy accessibility to cooking fuel to thousands of households and reducing vehicular pollution.”
Further, it will also cater the energy demands of steel, refractories, aluminum and other industries en-route the pipeline, besides generating employment opportunities for thousands of local youth, he added.