The UPA government under the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Shri S. Jaipal Reddy has dedicated a 2200km long natural gas pipeline to the nation. The gas pipeline inaugurated on 23 March 2012 is built at a massive budget of 13100 crores wherein 505 crore were paid to the landowners whose lands were acquired by GAIL (Gas authority of India Limited) for the purpose. The new pipeline is capable of carrying 66 MMSCMD of natural gas and generating power up to 3500 MW. It will also help to provide the CNG/PNG/ natural gas in the areas from where it will pass. The construction of the pipeline was completed in 45 months and it crosses 25 national highways, 56 state highways, 35 railway crossings, 399 water bodies and 53 other pipelines while passing through the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttrakhand.
Last Updated on 3/26/2012