Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh on 3 December 2013 dedicated GAIL India Ltd's 1000 km Dabhol-Bangalore natural gas pipeline to the Nation.
Prime Minister dedicated it to the nation during the inauguration of the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit (AGPS) in New Delhi.
About Dabhol-Bangalore Natural Gas Pipeline
- The Dabhol – Bangaluru pipeline connects South India to the national gas grid for the first time.
- Pipeline has been constructed at an investment of 4500 crore rupees with a design capacity of 16 MMSCMD of natural gas which can produce 3000 MW of clean energy.
- The pipeline starts at Dabhol in Maharashtra and passes through Belgaum, Dharwad, Gadag, Bellary, Devanagere, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Ramanagaram, Bengaluru Rural and Bengaluru Urban districts.
- It traverses through 18 National Highways, 382 other road crossings, 20 railway crossings, 83 cased crossings, 11 major river crossings and 276 water body crossings including Asia’s largest river crossing in rocky terrain at Ghatprabha.
- The construction operations which continued for 19 months involved pipeline laying in some of the world’s steepest slopes of 60 to 70 degrees and sharp elevations of upto700 metres in a 3.5 km stretch.
About Gas Authority India Ltd
• GAIL (India) Ltd was incorporated in August 1984 as a Central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
• Gas Authority of India Limited is the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company.
• GAIL is a Maharatna Company.