CM asked GAIL to Explore the possibilities to move forward the proposal of gas pipe line in Haryana.
Chandigarh, December 17 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has asked the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) to explore the possibilities to move forward the proposal of gas pipe line in Haryana.
The Chief Minister was addressing the officers present during the presentation given by GAIL here today. He said that the 21st century would be of knowledge and industry and natural gases plays an important role in industrial development.
The Chief Minister was apprised in the meeting that GAIL has 540 km long pipeplines in the State. In future, GAIL has a target to set up clusters of natural gas in Yamunanagar-Jagadhari, Manakpur, Bawal and Manesar thus increasing it to 800 km by 2018 and it would produce 10 billion mmscmd. At present, Dadri-Bawana-Nangal, Chainsa-Jhajjar-Hisar Phase-1 and Chainsa-Gurgaon is one line. GAIL has 43 natural gas, 40 petro chemicals and 18 liquid hydrocarbon consumers in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rewari and Jhajjar in which a total investment of 2500 crore has been made. GAIL contributes Rs 126 crore in the form of tax which would be increased to Rs 200 crore by the year 2018. The Chief Minister has assured full cooperation in pursuing the proposal of GAIL.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Mr. P.K. Das and representatives of GAIL were also present in the meeting.