Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the Kandla-Gorakhpur LPG Pipeline at a grand function held in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. This LPG Pipeline is being implemented by a consortium of three PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) - Indian Oil Corporation with 50% share; and Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation each with 25% share. To be construction at an investment of Rs 9,000 crore, the pipeline will connect eastern India with the west coast (Gujarat - 1,063 km, MP - 611 km, UP - 1,083 km).
The 2,757 km cross-country LPG pipeline will intake the product from three LPG import terminals (Kandla, Dahej and Pipavav) and two refineries (Koyali and Bina). It will then transport it to LPG bottling plants of the OMCs en route in the States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh through feeder lines and branch pipelines. Kandla-Gorakhpur LPG Pipeline would be directly linked with 22 LPG bottling plants of Gujarat (3), MP (6) and UP (13) for product supply. In addition, the pipeline would feed LPG through road-bridging to another 21 LPG bottling plants in Rajasthan, Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra, and UP.
@EPC World Media