17 December 2017
Jajpur: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday laid the foundation stones for new Dhamra – Angul 36 inch main line and Bhubaneshwar – Cuttack – Paradip 12 inch spur line at Haripur, Sukinda in Jajpur district as part of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project.
Pradhan said that the 600 km long natural gas pipeline project is a new year gift for the people of coastal districts of Odisha from the Central Government. The Dhamra-Angul pipeline will be 36 inches in dimension while the Bhubaneshwar–Cuttack–Paradip line will be 12 inches wide.
The foundation stone for the LNG terminal at Dhamra with the investment of Rs 6,000 crore has already been laid recently. "Gas will be imported from countries like Australia, Qatar in cape size vessels and supplied to Allahabad of Uttar Pradesh through 2,500 km long pipeline," the Union Minister added.
The 600-km long natural gas pipeline will be constructed across 13 districts - Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Puri and Kendrapara and will connect major industrial clusters of Khurda, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kalinganagar, Jajpur and Paradip, he added.