Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of petroleum & natural gas pipeline projects worth more than INR 9000 crore in Tamil Nadu.
Jan 02, 2024
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi recently laid the foundation stone of important petroleum and natural gas projects worth more than INR 9000 crore. The two projects dedicated to the nation include Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)’s 488 km long natural gas pipeline from IP101 (Chengalpet) to IP 105 (Sayalkudi) section of Ennore; and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)’s 697 km long Vijayawada-Dharmapuri Multiproduct (POL) Petroleum Pipeline (VDPL).
Further, the projects whose foundation stone were laid include the development of 323 km of natural gas pipeline from Krishnagiri to Coimbatore section of Kochi-Koottanad-Bangalore-Mangalore Gas pipeline II (KKBMPL II) by Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL); and laying of POL pipelines in Common Corridor for proposed grass root terminal at Vallur, Chennai. These projects of the petroleum and natural gas sector will be a step towards fulfilling the industrial, domestic, and commercial requirements of the energy in the region. These will also lead to employment generation in the region and contribute to employment generation.
Mr. S. Mowar, Executive Director, GAIL-Southern Region, said, “GAIL is overseeing the implementation of the natural gas pipeline project from Krishnagiri to Coimbatore, constituting a key segment of the KKBMPL project, with an anticipated project cost of INR 2,187 crore. This initiative aims to provide eco-friendly and affordable fuel to industries, households, and the transport sector in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.”