Press Information Bureau: April, 2015
New Delhi: The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that GAIL has been authorized by Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas to lay natural gas pipeline from Jagdishpur (Uttar Pradesh) to Haldia (West Bengal). GAIL has planned to execute Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline project (JHPL) in phases. Phase-I of the pipeline project having a total length of 747 km and an estimated investment of Rs.3957 crore has been approved by GAIL Board for execution. The cadastral survey shall be completed by June 2015.
The proposed pipeline will pass through the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal and cities of Phulpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Gaya, Patna and Barauni shall be connected under Phase-I. The pipeline is scheduled to be commissioned by 2018-19.