PM Modi to inaugurate Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline today

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    PM Modi to inaugurate Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline today

    The pipeline will carry natural gas from a terminal in Kochi in Kerala to Mangaluru in Karnataka and go through Palakkad, Kannur, and Thrissur.


    PM Narendra Modi

    The prime minister will be taking part in the occasion at 11 am through video conferencing. (Image: IANS)

    Updated: Jan 5, 2021, 06: 35 AM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Kochi-Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline on today (January 5). The prime minister will be taking part in the event at 11 am via video conferencing, the Prime Minister’ s Workplace (PMO) informed on Sunday (January 3).

    The pipeline will supply eco-friendly and cost effective fuel in the form of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to homes and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to the transportation sector, the PMO stated in a press declaration.

    ” The occasion marks an essential milestone towards the creation of ‘One Country One Gas Grid’. Governors and Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Kerala, in addition to Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas will also exist on the event,” PMO stated.

    The natural gas pipeline will bring natural gas from a terminal in Kochi in Kerala to Mangaluru in Karnataka and pass through Palakkad, Kannur, and Thrissur, amongst other locations.

    ” The 450 km long pipeline has been developed by GAIL (India) Ltd. It has a transportation capability of 12 Million Metric Standard Cubic Metres daily, and will bring natural gas from the Liquefied 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 stated that the total cost of the job had to do with Rs 3000 crore. The construction of the pipeline developed over 12 lakh man-days of employment, it said.

    ” Laying of the pipeline was an engineering obstacle as the path of the pipeline required it to cross water bodies at more than 100 areas. This was done through an unique technique called Horizontal Directional Drilling technique,” the PMO included its statement.

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, in addition to Union Minister for Petroleum and Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, will be going to the occasion too.

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