PM dedicates three petroleum projects in Bihar
"These are Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project and two LPG Bottling Plants commissioned by IndianOil and HPCL in Bihar.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation three key projects - Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project and two LPG Bottling Plants commissioned by IndianOil and HPCL in Bihar via video conferencing.
He expressed happiness that he is inaugurating the Durgapur-Banka section (about 200 Km) of an important gas pipeline project for which he laid the foundation stone about one and a half years ago. He lauded the hard work of the engineers and labourers and active support of the state government for completing this project on time, in spite of the challenging terrain.
He said the Bhagiratha effort to connect eastern India with Paradip on the eastern seaboard and Kandla on the western seaboard began under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Yojana and seven states will be connected through this pipeline, which is about 3,000 Km long, of which Bihar also has an prominent role.
The line from Paradip - Haldia will now be further extended to Patna, Muzaffarpur and the pipeline coming from Kandla which has reached Gorakhpur will also be connected to it. He said when the entire project is ready, it will become one of the longest pipeline projects in the world.
The Prime Minister said due to these gas pipelines, big bottling plants are being installed in Bihar. Of which two new bottling plants have been launched today in Banka and Champaran. Both these plants have a capacity to fill more than 125 million cylinders every year. These plants will meet the LPG requirements of Godda, Deoghar, Dumka, Sahibganj, Pakur districts and some areas of Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.
The Prime Minister said the fertilizer factory of Barauni which was closed in the past will also start working soon after the construction of this gas pipeline.