• GAIL approves orders for US$1.94 billion JHBDP Project

    GAIL India has approved orders for the pipe laying work on a 345 km section of the Rs 129.40 billion (US$1.94 billion) Jagadishpur- Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline (JHBDP). JSIW Infrastructure and IL&FS Engineering & Construction commenced pipelaying work between Phulpur and Dobhi last month. The work is part of phase-IB, which is targeted for completion by December 2018. India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently announced it would provide 40 per cent of the total cost of the project, an estimated Rs 51.76 billion (US$774 million), to be supplied over the next five years.

    Indian Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said “Our Honourable Prime Minister has taken a clear and committed stand to move towards a cleaner fuel regime. “It is a delightful moment for us as a cleaner and greener energy path has been chosen for Eastern India that shall be affordably accessible to the masses.” GAIL India Chairman and Managing Director Bhuwan Chandra Tripathi said “Pipeline and city gas projects, under JHBDPL in Eastern India, are a big step towards accomplishment of national development goals based on natural gas.

    “The company will expeditiously work to execute the entrusted projects in tune with the Government’s objectives as per schedule.” The 2,359 km pipeline network will connect the east of India with the national gas grid, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Joonas Donskoi Jersey

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