We currently have pipelines worth Rs 18,000 crore under construction. We will be adding 6,000 km (of pipelines) over the next 3-4 years, GAIL director (business development) AK Purwaha told newsmen on Tuesday.
The company, with a network of 7,000 km, has invested in five new pipelines and is upgrading some existing networks, he said.
The state-run utility said it would lay a 600-km pipeline from Jhabua to Kailaras in Madhya Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 3,000 crore. It also plans to commission a few pipelines in the current fiscal, Purwaha said, but did not give details.
GAIL, which has a capex plan of Rs 5,558 crore in FY 10, plans to more than double the amount of gas it transports by 2011-12.
Our gas transportation capacity will more than double to over 300 mmscmd from 150 mmscmd, he said.