New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will lay foundation of Paradip Hyderabad Pipeline Product Project (PHPL) by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Bokaro-Angul section of Jagdishpur-Haldia&Bokaro-Dhamra Gas Pipeline Project (PM Urja Ganga) by Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) on 24th Dec. 2018 during his visit to Odisha.This was informed to media persons by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurshipin a joint Press Conference with Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State forCulture, Environment, Forest and Climate change here today.
Highlighting the details of the 1212 Km long Paradip – Hyderabad Product Pipeline,the minister said PHPL is being built by IOC Ltd. at a sanctioned cost of Rs. 3,800 crores. It is capable of transporting 4.5 MMTPA of petrol, diesel, kerosene and Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF). The pipeline originates at Paradip and traverses through three States – Odisha (329 Km), Andhra Pradesh (723 Km) and Telangana (160 Km) before terminating at Hyderabad. The pipeline has delivery cum pumping stations at Behrampur, Vizag, Rajahmundry and Vijaywada. He mentioned that apart from generating employment during its construction, the PHPL will also ensure efficient transportation of petroleum products across the three States and further cement Paradip’s position as an energy hub of eastern India.
Shri Pradhan further informed that the 667 Km long Bokaro-Angul pipeline sections of the landmark Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline Project (PM Urja Ganga) is being built by the Gas Authority of India Limited at a sanctioned cost of Rs. 3,437 crores. The pipeline is a part of the landmark Pradhan MantriUrja Ganga project and traverses 367 Km across 5 districts in Odisha and 360 Km across 6 districts in Jharkhand, he added.
Hon’ble Prime Minister shall flag-off a basket of projects totaling an investment of over Rs. 14,523 crores by the Government of India in the State of Odisha. The investment is a continuation of the special focus on the State by the Central Government under the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of Purvodaya which envisions rapid socio-economic development in States like Odisha to unleash their true potential and bring them at par with the most developed States in the country. Details on projects to be unveiled by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 24th December 2018, Government of India Ministry-wise, is annexed.