Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas16-March, 2010 17:33 IST
Laying of Gas Pipeline in Kerala
Rajya Sabha

The Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Murli Deora informed the Rajya Sabha in a reply today that GAIL(India) Ltd. is laying Kochi-Koottanad-Bangalore-Mangalore pipeline for evacuation of gas from Kochi Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal. Phase-I of the pipeline includes 26 km stretch from Kochi to Alwaye. This involves laying about 15 km gas pipeline stretch from Vallarpadam to Kalamassery along the National Highway. GAIL(India) Ltd. has applied to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for permission for the same.

He further informed that gas pipelines come under the list of utilities for which Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has a policy for accommodation along and across National Highways.

(Release ID :59695)