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Completion of Bhatinda- Srinagar gas pipeline project timeline to be fixed soon

Last Updated on December 25, 2021 at 11:22 am

Bhatinda-Srinagar gas pipeline project which was announced several years back seems to have vanished in air as there has been zero progress towards the project.

Since it has been delayed for many years, now Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) to fix assure the time period for completion of Bhatinda – Srinagar gas pipeline.

As per Greater Kashmir, Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Ministry of PNG to fix a timeline for completion of the project. Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) had authorized GSPL, a subsidiary of the Gujarat Government to lay Bhatinda-Jammu-Srinagar gas pipeline to ensure gas supply for industrial, commercial and domestic use in Jammu and Kashmir.

“State Level Coordinator Oil Marketing Industry, J&K has been requested dated 11/11/2021 to furnish information regarding who shall provide the VGF which is awaited,” reads the official document.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman few months ago also announced to start again the pending gas pipeline project in the UT of J&K and further FM said that gas pipeline project will be taken up for completion in UT.

Once again with the push of the government it is hoped that project will be completed soon.

Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) authorized 725 km long Bhatinda-Jammu-Srinagar Natural Gas Pipeline (BJSPL) to GSPL India Gasnet Limited (GIGL) which is developing the authorized pipeline project.

The gas pipeline project was scheduled to be completed on July, 2014 and five districts where the pipeline was laid through are Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Udhampur, Ramban, Anantnag and Srinagar.