PM Modi to inaugurate Barauni Guwahati Pipeline in Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Barauni-Guwahati Natural Gas Pipeline (BGPL) of GAIL (India) Limited remotely from Jorhat on March 9.

PM Modi to inaugurate Barauni Guwahati Pipeline in Assam

New Delhi: The Incumbent Minister is going to commence his visit to Assam and this milestone project will link the North Eastern part of India to the National Gas Grid. The 718 km long BGPL passes through the states of Bihar, West Bengal, and Assam and has been established with an investment of Rs 3,992 crore by GAIL.

This project is an integral part of the Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline project, also known as Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga. It will link the North Eastern Gas Grid (NEGG) to the National Gas Grid (NGG).

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The pipeline will supply Natural Gas to 9 Geographical Areas,  covering 31 districts of Bihar, West Bengal, and Assam, of City Gas Distribution (CGD) entities authorized by the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board along the pipeline route. This will facilitate around 29 lakh domestic Piped Natural Gas (PNG) connections under the households

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The Natural Gas Pipeline will act as a major asset for the development of Bihar, West Bengal, and North East India and will provide a reliable source of clean energy, economic growth, and the overall well-being of people in this region.

The transportation of Natural Gas through this pipeline will substitute the use of other fossil fuels and will contribute to the reduction of around 7.67 lakh tons per annum of carbon dioxide emission when operated at its full capacity.

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