The aims and objective of the establishment of National Gas Grid projects is to ensure the availability of clean and eco-friendly fuel i.e. Natural Gas to the industrial, commercial, domestic and transport sectors in the country. This will also help in socio-economic development of the country.
The pipeline networks are being executed by the authorized PSUs or Private pipeline entities on their techno-commercial feasibility and the progress is reviewed by PNGRB as per timelines.
The Government has taken a decision to provide a capital grant as Viability Gap Funding of Rs.5176 crore (i.e. 40% of the estimated capital cost of Rs.12,940 Crore) to GAIL for development of a 2655 Km long Jagdishpur-Haldia/Bokaro-Dhamra Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project. The pipeline will transport natural gas to the industrial, commercial, domestic and transport sectors in the States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.
Kochi-Kootanad-Bengaluru-Mangaluru Pipeline (KKBMPL) is being executed by GAIL in two sections. The construction work in section Kochi-Kootanad-Mangaluru is at advanced stage in the state of Kerala. Another section i.e. 434 Km Kootanad-Bangaluru is passing through the state of Tamil Nadu wherein a resistance from farmers / land owners / farmers association has been observed. This section is targeted to be completed within 30 months from availability of hindrance free RoU.