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GAIL to spend INR 755 crore to create gas grid in Varanasi

Gasoil News - Published on Wed, 18 Jul 2018

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Ultra News quoted GAIL, the government-owned pipeline company, as saying that it will spend INR 755 crore to put in place a gas pipeline grid in Varanasi, Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency. The grid, which has been inaugurated, will cover an area of 1,535 sq km.

About 1 lakh households are likely to be covered in the project.

Work on the project had started in late 2016.

Piped Natural Gas (PNG) connection work for 8,000 houses has been completed which are expected to be connected by March 2019.

About 800 km of steel and MDPE pipelines will be laid in the city as part of the project. Steel pipeline has already been laid for 28 km and medium density polyethylene (MDPE) pipe laying for 102 km completed.

However, the CGD network will also cover four industrial areas and can cater to 150 industries and 500 commercial enterprises.

GAIL said that “It is expected to give direct employment to 1,000 people and indirect employment to many more.”

As part of the network, 20 CNG stations are also being put up, out of which two are already working.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Wed, 18 Jul 2018
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