Mangaluru: Gas pipeline nears completion, direct gas supply expected soon


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 25: In the gas pipeline being laid between Kochi and Mangaluru only works on a stretch of 1.5 km remains to be executed. This work is expected to be completed by August. The pipeline inaugural date has not yet been finalised.

Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers in the city happens to be the only chemical fertiliser manufacturing plant in the state and the government plans to use natural gas for its production process. For this purpose, a 450 km long gas pipeline work had been undertaken between Kochi and Mangaluru.


Gas pipeline work under progress (File photo)

The gas pipeline has passed through Malavoor, Kandavoor, Addoor, Arkula, Kenjar, and Thokoor in Mangaluru taluk and Meramajalu, Ammunje, Kairangala etc in Bantwal taluk. 1.5 km stretch of the said pipeline has been embedded eight metres deep under River Chandragiri in Kerala. Vijayanand, deputy general manager of Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) here said that the project got delayed because of works under the sea and rivers. The project cost was Rs 2,915 crore when it started in 2009, and it has since swelled to Rs 5,751 crore.

The scheme of supplying gas had begun in Kochi city corporation limits in 2013 on a trial basis and since 2016, Adani Group has been supplying gas. GAIL also plans to supply regasified liquid natural gas to the city. GAIL also plans to begin direct gas supply to houses through pipes and the representatives of the company are visiting houses to register names. This gas is said to be less costly and poses less risks. As many as 100 CNG centres too will begin functioning here soon, it is said.

 

 

  

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  • Ronald Dsouza, Shivabagh, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Gail gas has already installed gas meters in Kadri, Shivabagh area about three months back. They said they will supply piped gas by October, 2020 .

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Sun, Jul 26 2020

    Many factories can now run gas engines of their own or many high rise buildings can also run their own to generate electricity economically rather than depend on KEB.

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USAPresent

    Sun, Jul 26 2020

    Present gas cylinders are expensive, need to be replaced by gas pipeline from Mangalore town to Kundapoor town for residential consumption.

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    This is not called ache din. Now gas leaking din..

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    We in Mumbai get our piped gas (PNG) supplied by Mahanagar gas.... this is cheaper when compared to CNG, reliable gas service.. Hope all residents in Dakshin Kannada district, notably Mangaluru residents, are provided with this new gas services....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    Acche Din for Mangaluru ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    Aapki dua....

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sun, Jul 26 2020

    Thanks to Modi Govt

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  • ramesh, mangalore

    Sun, Jul 26 2020

    Hello andh bhakt......The project cost was Rs 2,915 crore when it started in 2009, and it has since swelled to Rs 5,751 crore!!!

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Sun, Jul 26 2020

    So you don't want to take connection?. No problem

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  • ramesh, mangalore

    Sun, Jul 26 2020

    Dear Mr. Prabhu, Karkala...check Mr. Raju, Karkala comments..

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  • Polinami, Bajpe

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    Really good news at last. After prolonged delay the gas pipeline will finally start supplying the gas to the district. While MCF will be the main beneficiary, along with CNG and PNG the district will also benefit due to reduced vehicular pollution as well as cheaper piped gas to the house holds. Hope more households will switch over to this gas. Cleaner city - greener city!

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  • Roshan Kumar, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    Then what will happen to Gas Agencies ?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 26 2020

    Roshan Kumar, Udupi
    They will be sold like Profitable PSU's ...

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  • Abdul kader,, Vidyanagar , KASARAGOD.

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    Jai THULUNADU.

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    Time for goodbye to cylinders! Great convenience, amazing savings and mescom like billing. Best suited for the smart city.

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