Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd’s MDPL Capacity Expansion and PVPL Extension Project in Vadodara on Sunday.
The total approved project cost is Rs 18.79 billion out of which Rs 17.69 billion will be invested in Gujarat. The project is slated for completion by June 2020. This pipeline project of HPCL will facilitate uninterrupted supply of petroleum products to meet growing market demand for petrol, diesel etc in Gujarat, Eastern Maharashtra and other parts of central India. It will provide safe, environment friendly and cost efficient transportation of petroleum products to these areas. The project will provide direct/indirect employment to nearly 1200 persons during construction and 300 persons during operations and maintenance phase.
The project consists of capacity expansion of existing Mundra Delhi Pipeline from 5 to 8 MMTPA by construction of additional booster pump stations at Bhachau, Palanpur in Gujarat and at Pindwara in Rajasthan. Further MDPL pipeline will be extended from Palanpur to Vadodara. The extension pipeline will be of 18” dia and 235 km length, and will pass through 8 districts in the state of Gujarat. A new green field marketing storage terminal with over 200 million litre product storage and Rail/ Road loading facilities will be built in Asoj/ Pilol villages near Vadodara, adjacent to Savli Industrial area.
Government of Gujarat has constituted a task force for speedy implementation of this project and facilitated the project by completing permanent acquisition of 144 acre land for new Vadodara marketing terminal, whose possession was given in September 17. The competent authority appointed from Gujarat state revenue, has completed 235 km ROU acquisitions under P&MP Act, 1962. The project has received environmental clearance from MOEF on June 7 and is in possession of all major statutory approvals for pipeline laying from PNGRB, Gujarat State Pollution Control Board, PESO etc.