Ranchi, May 12: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has assured full cooperation of the state government in works related to Jagdishpur-Haldia gas pipeline and said that once completed the country would take a giant step in the clean energy sector.
In a meeting Ashish Chatterjee, Joint Secretary Pteroleum and Natural Gas Government of India at the project building here he said that gas was a cheaper source of energy which would help people save the money.
Mr Chatterjee informed that the work in the Jharkhand section of the Jagdishpur-Haldia gas pipeline would commence in July and under the project an investment of Rs 2,500 crore would be made in the state. A 260 kilometer section from Durgapur to Dhobi would fall in Jharkhand which would include Hazaribagh, Giridih, Dhanbad and Bokaro districts where as a target has been set to complete the project by 2019 alongwith which the work of city gas distribution in Ranchi and Jamshedpur would also be completed.
He said that in Ranchi and Jamshedpur gas would be supplied through pipelines for household and for used in vehicles. The work of Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline would also be completed during the same period after which two sources of gas supply would be available to the state. He said that 560 kilometers of pipeline was being laid in 11 districts of the state. After the first phase of city gas distribution is done in Ranchi and Jamshedpur teh other cities would be included in phase-2. He said that PNG and CNG would be supplied for city gas distribution.
Those present included Secretary Industries Sunil Barnwal, Director Industries K Ravi Kumar and Director (Project) GAIL Ashutosh Karnatak.