Gas supplies for pipe cooking begin in Jamshedpur

New Delhi, November 1 () On Friday, the supply of gas for cooking to homes and the sale of CNG to cars in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, began with the start of the gas distribution business in the city.

Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das inaugurated the supply of domestic natural gas by pipeline (PNG) and inaugurated the compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Jamshedpur, said here a statement issued by the state gas services company GAIL India Ltd.

During the event, work was also started to build a 125 km long pipeline from Purulia to Jamshedpur. This will feed the city's gas distribution networks (CGD) in the East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan geographical areas. Several areas of rolled steel. , the wire and the pipeline along with the automotive industries would benefit from the availability of cheaper and more continuous fuel, he said.

The projects are being implemented by GAIL, which is building the prestigious Jagdishpur-Haldia, Bokaro-Dhamra and Barauni-Guwahati (JHBDPL) natural gas pipeline, popularly known as Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga and also the CGD projects in Ranchi and Jamshedpur.

Initially, natural gas will arrive in Jamshedpur in special containers called 'waterfalls', which will be transported by road from Patna, Bihar. Later, the gas will be supplied through the Purulia-Jamshedpur spur line from the JHBDPL, he said. .

Up to one lakh of households will receive gas cooking gas connections in Jamshedpur, in addition to 125 commercial connections and 85 industrial connections.

In the coming years, GAIL will put into service 22 CNG stations in Jharkhand (Ranchi and Jamshedpur), including 11 in Jamshedpur by GAIL to supply CNG to more than 1.25 lakhs of vehicles, the statement said.

The CGD projects in Ranchi and Jamshedpur are being carried out in parallel with the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga gas pipeline.

In Jharkhand, the natural gas pipeline will be built with an estimated investment of Rs 4,366 million rupees and will have a length of approximately 551 km covering 12 districts of Chatra, Giridih, Hazaribagh, Bokaro, Ramgarh, Dhanbad, Saraikela, Ranchi, Khunti , Gumla, Simdega and East Singhbhum.

The total capital expenditure for the Ranchi and Jamshedpur CGD projects will be Rs 1,500 million, of which Rs 450 million will be spent in the next three to five years. Of the Rs 450 crore, about Rs 221 crore will be in Jamshedpur, he said.

The JHBDPL will provide a major boost to industries in eastern India and will supply natural gas for the reactivation of fertilizer plants in Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Barauni (Bihar), Sindri (Jharkhand) and Talcher (Odisha). Reactivation of these Fertilizer plants would result in an additional annual production capacity of 75 lakh tons, which would make India self-sufficient to meet annual internal demand, GAIL said.

Pradhan and Das also laid the first stone of a LPG bottling plant in Barhi, in the Jharkhand district of Hazaribagh.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) is installing the LPG bottling plant on 26-acre land with an investment of Rs 161.5 crore, the company said in a separate statement. The completion of the plant, which will have a capacity to fill 45,000 cylinders per day, is scheduled for September 2021. ANZ ABM

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