GAIL plans Rs 12,00 cr Dabhol-Banglore pipeline

Written by Agencies | Shirdi, December 30: | Updated: Dec 30 2007, 22:16pm hrs
The country's flagship natural gas company GAIL India today said it has plans to lay a pipeline from Dabhol to Bangalore at an estimated cost of Rs 1,200 crore and covering a distance of about 780 kilometers, a top official of the company said.

The company also has plans to lay pipelines covering nearly 6,000 kilometers, at an expected project cost of Rs 20,000 crore.

The Dabhol to Bangalore project is expected to start by January, GAIL Chairman and Managing Director U D Choubey told PTI here, after visiting the Shirdi-Sai Baba temple.

Ratnagiri Gas & Power, a joint venture between GAIL and power generating utility NTPC owns the Dabhol power plant.

The central government has already given the nod for the project, he added.

Over the next five years, GAIL has plans to lay pipelines covering nearly 6,000 kilometers, at an expected project cost of Rs 20,000 crore, he said.

That apart, the company has also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers to set up a gas-based fertiliser plant at Talchar in Orissa, he said, adding "the project is expected to cost about Rs 6,000 crore."

Choubey also said the cities of Nasik and Pune, will soon be provided CNG, for use in industry and transport.