The pipeline is to carry natural gas from Dabhol (Maharashtra) to Bangalore.
The authority is implementing two gas pipeline projects, passing through Karnataka. The state would get pipeline of about 1,300 km length.GAIL is the largest gas transmission and marketing company in the country.
GAIL Chairman and Managing Director B C Tripathi, told reporters that the projects would begin by the end of 2010. The pipeline would pass through countryside. The first phase of the Dabhol-Bangalore pipeline connects Dabhol to KPCL in Bidadi. In the second phase 417 km of feeder lines to Bijapur, Dharwad, Davangere, Harihar and Tumkur would be laid. The Kochi-Koddanad-Bangalore-Mangalore pipeline requires the total investment of Rs 3,300 crore.