Kochi-Mangaluru Gas Pipeline: LIVE! PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Rs 3,000 CRORE GAIL-built 450-km pipeline
Kochi-Mangaluru Gas Pipeline Inauguration: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kochi-Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline at 11 am today (January 5) via video conferencing.
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11: 48am PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, via video conferencing; says, "It is an honour to dedicate the 450-km pipeline to the nation. This is an important day for India, especially for people of Karnataka and Kerala."
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 5, 2021
Kochi-Mangaluru Gas Pipeline Inauguration: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kochi-Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline at 11 am today (January 5) via video conferencing. The information was shared by the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) on January 3 and PM Modi also tweeted about it on Monday. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, as well as Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, will be attending the event as well.
Informing about the pipeline launch, PM Modi tweeted, “Tomorrow, 5th January is a landmark day in India’s quest for #UrjaAatmanirbharta! At 11 AM, the Kochi - Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline would be dedicated to the nation. This is a futuristic project that will positively impact many people. http://nm-4.com/X6bBWm”
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The pipeline will supply environment-friendly and affordable fuel in the form of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to households and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to the transportation sector, the PMO said in a press statement.
Tomorrow, 5th January is a landmark day in India’s quest for #UrjaAatmanirbharta! At 11 AM, the Kochi - Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline would be dedicated to the nation. This is a futuristic project that will positively impact many people. https://t.co/T1NsFeAKWp pic.twitter.com/fmwlSw7f5Z
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 4, 2021
"The event marks an important milestone towards the creation of 'One Nation One Gas Grid'," PMO said.
The natural gas pipeline will carry natural gas from a terminal in Kochi in Kerala to Mangaluru in Karnataka and pass through Palakkad, Kannur, and Thrissur, among other places.
"The 450-km long pipeline has been built by GAIL (India) Ltd. It has a transportation capacity of 12 Million Metric Standard Cubic Metres per day, and will carry natural gas from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regasification Terminal at Kochi (Kerala) to Mangaluru (Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka), while passing through Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts," it added.
The PMO said that the total cost of the project was about Rs 3,000 crore. The construction of the pipeline created over 12 lakh man-days of employment, it said.
"Laying of the pipeline was an engineering challenge as the route of the pipeline necessitated it to cross water bodies at more than 100 locations. This was done through a special technique called Horizontal Directional Drilling method," the PMO added in its statement.
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