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GAIL provides pipeline update

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Shri B C Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL (India) Ltd., has met with the Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, to explain the progress that has been made on the 440 km Kochi-Koottanad-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline project.

Tripathi also met with the Additional Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, again, to discuss the progress made on the abovementioned project. The Chairman thanked the State government, administration, police and the public for their continuous support and active engagement with the project.

Kochi-Koottanad-Mangaluru pipeline is expected to serve as a “Green Energy Corridor” for decades to come, resulting in more environment friendly piped natural gas and compressed natural gas being supplied.

In September 2016, Tripathi claimed that work on the 91 km Kochi-Koottanad has been received positively by all stakeholders. He has now confirmed that pipelaying activities on this section are progressing well.

Very recently, GAIL awarded a contract for pipelaying on the 105 km Perole-Kodalamuguru-Mangaluru section. Since the pipeline’s construction will progress simultaneously from both the ends with this contract, as a result, completion of the project is expected to gain significant momentum.

The company hopes to complete the pipeline by December 2018, as per the directives of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

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