Narendra Modi Inaugurates 450 km Kochi-Mangaluru Natural Gas PipelineJanuary 05, 2021 14:53
Narendra Modi Inaugurates 450 km Kochi-Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline:- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the natural gas pipeline between Kochi and Mangaluru that is 450 km long. The inauguration took place through a video conferencing and Modi said that this would boost up the economic growth between the Southern states Kerala and Karnataka. Calling it an important day for the country, Modi said that these two states are connected by a natural gas pipeline. He said that the pipeline will make life easier for lakhs of people in both the states and will turn up as a huge boost for the tourism sector of Karnataka and Kerala.
The use of natural gas has several environmental benefits. The govt is taking policy initiatives to increase the share of natural gas in India's energy basket from 6% to 15%.— BJP (@BJP4India) January 5, 2021
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"The speed, scale and the scope of development got increased in India in the recent years. The 450 km long pipeline was built by GAIL India Ltd and is an important step for One Nation One Gas Grid. The project costed Rs 3000 crores and it will carry natural gast from Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regasification Terminal at Kochi to Mangaluru. This passes through the districts of Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod" told Narendra Modi. The natural gas pipeline has a capacity of 12 million metric standard cubic meters per day. 1.2 million people worked per day for the construction of the pipeline told the Prime Minister's Office. The consumption of cleaner fuel will also help in improving air quality and will prevent air pollution.
(Video Source: Bharatiya Janata Party)