Dabhol – Bangalore gas pipeline launched
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dedicated to the Nation GAIL India Ltd’s 1,000 km long natural gas pipeline from Dabhol to Bangalore during the inaugural ceremony of the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit (AGPS).
About Dabhol-Banglore Gas Pipeline:
- Constructed in a period of 19 months
- Investment of 4500 crore (US$690 million)
- Design capacity of 16 MMSCMD of natural gas which can produce 3,000 MW of clean energy
- Starts at Dabhol in Maharashtra and passes through Belgaum, Dharwad, Gadag, Bellary, Devanagere, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Ramanagaram, Bangalore Rural and Bangalore Urban districts.
- Connects South India to the national gas grid for the first time.
- Traverses via 18 National Highways, 382 roads, 20 railway tracks, 11 major rivers and 276 water bodies, including Asia’s largest river crossing in the rocky terrain at Ghatprabha.
- Construction involved pipeline laying in some of the world’s steepest slopes of 60 to 70 degrees and sharp elevations of upto 700 meters in a 3.5 km stretch.