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GAIL approves Rs. 7,500
crore investment for Southern pipelines
New Delhi, June 25, 2009
GAIL's Board of Directors has accorded an investment
approval of over Rs. 7,500 crore for laying Dabhol Bengaluru
and Kochi Kanjirkkod Bengaluru Mangalore pipelines. The
approvals were accorded at the recently held Board Meeting in
Dr. U.D. Choubey, Chairman and Managing Director, GAIL
called on Shri Sudhakar Rao, Chief Secretary, Government of
Karnataka in Bengaluru today. During the meeting, the Chief
Secretary assured of full support from the state Government
for implementation of these pipeline projects.
GAIL Board approved an investment of Rs. 4543.43 crore
including foreign exchange component of Rs.193.45 crore for
1,389 km Dabhol Bengaluru pipeline project. The design
capacity of the 30 inch diameter Dabhol-Bengaluru section is
16 MMSCMD and the project will be implemented in two phases.
In part A of the first phase, 402 km pipeline will be laid
from Dabhol to Gokak along with spurlines to Belgaum and Goa
at an estimated investment of Rs.1593.47 crore and is
scheduled to be completed by 2011-12.In part B of the phase I,
570 km pipeline will be laid from Gokak to Bengaluru (KPCL,
Bidadi) along with spur lines / feeder lines to Bengaluru at
an estimated investment of Rs. 2,463.91 crore and is scheduled
to be completed by 2011-12 / 2012-13.
In phase II of the project, 417 km spur lines / feeder
lines will be laid to Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Sangali, Bijapur,
Dharwad, Devangere, Harihar and Tumkur at an estimated
investment of Rs. 486.05 crore and is scheduled to be
completed by 2012-13 / 2013-14.
For the second project, 1,114 km Kochi Kanjirkkod
Bengaluru Mangalore pipeline, an investment of Rs. 3,032
crore including foreign exchange component of Rs.18.57 crore
has been approved for. The design capacity of this pipeline is
16 MMSCMD including 4 MMSCMD as common carrier and the project
will be implemented in two phases.
In phase I of the project, 96 km pipeline will be laid from
from Kochi to Alwaye (Tap-off) with spur lines / feeder lines
to Alwaye (SEZ Vyapin Kochi, GTN Textiles), Udyogmandal
(Premier Tyre Kalamassery, REL, FACT-I, Sudchemic & Travancore
Cochin), Binannipuram (Cochin Minerals & Binani Zinc),
Ambalamedu (Kerala Chemicals & Protein Ltd. Kakkanad, FACT-II,
BPCL Refinery, Hindustan Organic Ltd., Philips Carbon & MILMA)
at an estimated investment of Rs. 267.50 crore. The phase I is
scheduled to be completed by 2011-12.
In phase II of the project, 1018 km pipeline will be laid
from Alwaye (Tap-off) to Kanjirrkkod, Kanjirrkkod to Mangalore
and Kanjirrkkod to Palghat / Palakkad with spurlines / feeder
lines to Thrissur (Apollo Tyres), Kottakal (Aryavaidsala),
Kozhikode (KESEB Power Plant), Kannur (Western Plywood, Power
Projects), Mangalore (MCF) and Palakkad (Indosil, Precoat &
steel industries). The phase II of the project will involve
laying of pipeline from Palakkad to Bengaluru with spurlines /
feeder lines to Coimbatore (Sri Kannapan, Flow Link, CPC,
Koval Auto, KG Denim, Van Tax, Texmo Precision, Texmo
Industries, Supper Spinning, LG Balkrishan & Bros Ltd),
Trippur (Local area network for SA Textiles Ltd. & Gomukhi
Spinning), Truchengode (Agni Steels Ltd at Erode, Pavai
Alloys, Ram India Steels & Janson Industries) and Salem (Micro
Tech at Hosur and NGA Steels P Ltd & Sri Krishna Alloys).
The phase II of the project will involve an estimated
investment of Rs. 2764.50 crore is scheduled to be completed
GAIL had received the authorization for laying Dabhol
Bengaluru and Kochi- Kanjirkkod Bengaluru- Mangalore
pipelines from MoP&NG in July, 2007.