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Dabhol-B'lore gas pipeline by 2012-13

Last updated: 21 January, 2010
Bangalore: Jan 21, DHNS:

Route survey for 1,400 km project over

The Dabhol-Bangalore gas pipeline project will be completed by 2012-13, GAIL Chairman and Managing Director B C Tripathi said in Bangalore on Thursday.

He was speaking to press persons after presenting a cheque of Rs two crore towards the chief minister’s relief fund for flood victims. Tripathi said the GAIL had completed route survey for 1,400-km pipeline project for supplying natural gas to Karnataka from Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt Ltd in Maharashtra. The total investment would be Rs 4,543.43 crore. It has been approved by the State High Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC).

In the part A of the first phase 402 km of pipeline will be laid from Dabhol to Gokak with an investment of Rs 1,593.47 crore and is expected to be completed by 2011-12. In part B of the phase 1,570-km pipeline will be laid from Gokak to Bangalore at an estimated cost of Rs 2,463.91 crore. This would be completed by 2012-13.

In the second phase, 417 km of feeder lines will be laid to Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Sangli in Maharashtra and Bijapur, Dharwad, Davangere, Harihar and Tumkur at an estimated investment of Rs 486.05 crore and would be completed by 2013-14, he said in a press release.

The Government is also setting up gas-based power projects to generate upto 8,000 MW of power at different places along the pipeline. Yeddyurappa said the State would be benefited by the project. Besides the supply of gas, the State would also get a major quantity of power.

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