Dharmendra lays stone for gas pipeline project

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday laid the foundation stones for the new Dhamra-Angul 36 inch main line and Bhubaneshwar-Cuttack-Paradip 12 inch spur line at Haripur in Sukinda in Jajpur district in the presence of local BJD MLA Pritiranjan Ghadai.

The proposed pipeline projects are part Jagdishpur - Haldia and Bokaro - Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL), popularly known as the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga.

In Odisha, the natural gas pipeline will be constructed at an estimated investment of Rs 4,000 crore and have a length of about 769 km covering 13 districts, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Debagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khordha, Puri and Kendrapara and will connect major industrial clusters of Khurdha, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kalinganagar, Jajpur and Paradip.

The Union Minister sought the State Government's help to complete the proposed project within three years.

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