GAIL started its foray into the state of Kerala with Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru-Bengaluru Pipeline with a total project cost of Rs 3,263 crores. Despite the initial hurdle, the Kerala stretch of the project will gain impetus with commencement of 100 % construction work. This pipeline will form part of the National Gas Grid and it will go a long way in fulfilling the vision of the Government of India towards building a gas based economy.
The construction activities are under full swing and the momentum will gather new speed with GAIL awarding Contracts for Pipeline Laying works of the remaining section of 111 km stretch falling in Malappuram, Kannur and Kasargod districts at a cost of approximately Rs 160 crore. As a part of Phase-II of the project, the pipeline section from Kochi-Koottanad (in Kerala) to Mangaluru (in Karnataka) section of 438 km is being executed. With today’s award of contracts, the entire stretch of 438 Km Kochi – Koottanad – Mangaluru Pipeline will be in the Construction Phase.