The Kochi-Mangaluru pipeline project is likely to be completed by December 2018.
Work on the 437 km pipeline project, promoted by Gas Authority of India (GAIL), is in full swing. The company is poised to award the work in two sections, spread on a 110 km stretch in Malappuram and parts of Kannur, by the end of July 2017.
The land acquisition process for laying the pipeline has been completed.
The work in Kasaragod district, where the gas pipeline passes through 81 km in localities having by and large laterite soil structure, is going on smoothly.
Eighty percent of the welding work has been completed in Ernakulam and Thrissur and laying of the pipeline, ranging between 1.50 mtr and 1.75 mtr deep is expected to be completed by December 2018.