PM to inaugurate GAIL’s Kochi–Mangaluru natural gas pipeline on Jan 5

  • It will mark an important milestone in spreading the use of the environment-friendly fuel in Kerala and Karnataka

  • The 450-km-long pipeline will carry natural gas from Kochi in Kerala through Ernakulum, Trissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargode districts to Mangaluru

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation the Kochi–Mangaluru natural gas pipeline of GAIL (India) Limited on January 5, through video conferencing at 11:00 am, said Manoj Jain, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of GAIL (India) Limited at a virtual press conference. It will mark an important milestone in spreading the use of the environment-friendly fuel in Kerala and Karnataka. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, will be present on the occasion. 

450-Km pipeline will carry natural gas from Kochi to Mangaluru

The 450-km-long pipeline will carry natural gas from Kochi in Kerala through Ernakulum, Trissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargode districts to Mangaluru in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. The pipeline is a landmark example of project execution with active support of the governments of Kerala and Karnataka.

Pipeline will supply PNG, CNG to these districts in Kerala, Karnataka

The pipeline will bring convenient and uninterrupted supply of environment-friendly and affordable fuel in the form of piped natural gas (PNG) to households, commercial units and compressed natural gas (CNG) across different city gas distribution (CGD) areas in different Geographical Areas.

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The pipeline will offer clean industrial fuel and feedstock for petrochemical and fertilizer sectors and provide an opportunity for multiple gas-based industries to emerge, thus bringing about socio-economic benefits to the people of these states and creating direct and indirect job opportunities.

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