Centre flags land issues in gas pipeline projects with Odisha government

Petroleum and Natural Gas Secretary Tarun Kapoor on Monday flagged land issues pertaining to oil and gas industry projects including the city gas distribution plan in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack with the State government.

During a meeting with Chief Secretary SC Mahapatra and senior officers here, Kapoor is reported to have sought cooperation of the State for projects that are stuck either because of non-allotment of land or delay in grant of approvals.

City gas distribution (CGD) projects in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack taken up in parallel with Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) under Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga scheme are facing land-related problems for laying of pipelines.

The CGD projects are under execution in different districts including Cuttack and Khurda by GAIL, Gail Gas, Adani and Bharat Petro Resources.

The natural gas pipeline will cover a length of about 769 km through 13 districts and connect major industrial clusters of Khurda, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kalinganagar, Jajpur and Paradip.

Kapoor accompanied by Indian Oil chairman SM Vaidya and other senior officer of IOCL discussed the progress of all ongoing and upcoming projects.

New Indian Express
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