GAIL (India) has been awarded contract for the purchase of 616 km of pipeline worth Rs 1,100 crore for Barauni-Guwahati pipeline. The project has thus been put on a fast-track which involves execution of the crucial 729 km feeder line linking North-East India with the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga pipeline network.
The award of the contract will ensure commencement of spurline laying activities of the Barauni-Guwahati pipeline from December 2018. The under-construction pipeline will connect the upcoming 'Indradhanush' gas grid network to the national gas network.
The 'Indradhanush' gas grid network, being developed by GAIL along with JV partners IOCL, OIL, NRL and ONGC, will provide uninterrupted supply of natural gas across the North-Eastern states.