GAIL awards contracts for pipelines in Kerala, India

To carry forward the momentum for Natural Gas pipeline works in Kerala, GAIL (India) Limited has recently awarded Contracts for Pipeline Laying works of the Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru Pipeline for another 131 Km section from Areacode (Malappuram) to Kurumathoor (Kannur) at a cost of approx. Rs 200Cr. The balance 111 km stretch in Malappuram, Kannur and Kasargod districts will be awarded by July 2017.
Construction works from both the ends of the Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru Pipeline i.e., in the 91 Km Kochi – Koottanad Section – as well as in the 105 Km Perole (Kasargod) – Mangaluru Section are already in full swing. With the recent award of contracts, over 75 per cent of the Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru Pipeline will be in the construction phase.
GAIL has been able to make substantial progress in acquisition of Right of User due to the continued support of the State Government, Administration, Police and the public at large. The Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru Pipeline is likely to give a major economic boost to the state of Kerala by way of environmentally benign industrial development.
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