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GAIL cancels IL&FS contract to construct Bokaro–Durgapur pipeline project

Infra News - Published on Fri, 08 Feb 2019

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GAIL (India) Ltd, state-owned natural gas utility announced it has cancelled a contract awarded to IL&FS for construction of Bokaro-Durgapur 124 Km section of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga natural gas pipeline project due to poor progress on account of acute financial crisis. The company added that the Bokaro-Durgapur section has now been re-tendered and awarded to three different contractors to expedite construction.

GAIL said that “The Bokaro - Durgapur section (124 kms) is now re-tendered and awarded to three different contractors to expedite construction efforts for hooking up supply network to the fertilizer, city gas distribution and other industrial consumers. Meanwhile in a separate pro-active measure taken earlier, the project consultant, M/s Engineers India Limited was replaced by M/s MECON for overseeing the project activities under this crucial stretch.”

According to GAIL, post commencing supplies at Varanasi, the final leg of Phase-I (Phulpur-Patna section of approx. 585 Km length) of the 2,660 km pipeline project is now almost complete and natural gas supply to the Bihar State capital Patna is expected to commence during the second fortnight of this month.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 08 Feb 2019
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