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GAIL Director calls on Kerala Chief Secretary

Posted on Nov 22, 08:13PM | UNI

Steel Authority of India Limited(SAIL) Director (Projects) Mr R D Goyal today met Kerala Chief Secretary Jose Cyriac and briefed him about the status of the Kochi-Koottanad- Bangalore- Mangalore pipeline project.

Addressing a press conference here, Goyal said GAIL is laying Rs 3263 crore, 1156 km long pipeline comprising 107 km Kochi-Koottanad, 347 km Koottanad-Mangalore, 462 km Koottanad-Bangalore, including 240 km spur lines.

The entire stretch of the pipeline is to be commissioned in two phases. The present status of Phase-I is ready to receive natural gas, wherein an investment of Rs 260 crore have been incurred and consumers of Phase-I are connected such as FACT-I and II, Travancore Chemical Ltd, BPCL and HOCL, he said.

The present status of Phase-II of the pipeline is that supply orders worth Rs 1200 crore and work orders worth Rs 650 crore have been placed, he said.

For land acquisition, ROU and permissions, necessary notifications for entire pipeline is published and major obstacle crossings permissions have been obtained besides the Pollution Control Board Clearance, he said.

Manpower and machinery required for the pipeline projects have also been deployed including mobilisation of equipments at sites. Government of Kerala is extending supports for this major infrastructure project, he said.