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UP to set up panel for single window nod to GAIL pipeline

UP to set up panel for single window nod to GAIL pipeline
The setting up of the panel will give a "boost to the speedy implementation" of the pipeline that originate in Uttar Pradesh and ends in West Bengal, the company said in a statement here.

The long-delayed Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline is one the projects that form part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of adding 15,000 km of pipeline network in the country in five years. "The pipeline will bring growth in UP as the fertiliser plant of Fertilizer Corporation of India at Gorakhpur may be revived with central government support," it said.

Also, new City Gas Distribution networks for retailing CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households are expected to come up in Varanasi, Allahabad, Azamgarh and Gorakhpur.

"This will contribute in generating additional revenue for the state government," it said.

The decision to set up the committee was taken at a meeting between senior state government and GAIL officials in Lucknow which was presided over by UP Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan. GAIL Director (Projects) Ashutosh Karnatak, who headed the GAIL team, apprised about existing as well as upcoming infrastructure of GAIL in UP. "For timely execution of the project, GAIL requested for support from the UP Government and it was agreed to constitute the high power committee consisting of officials of various departments for Single Window Clearance," it said.

The committee will help in securing various statutory clearances like forest, environments, PWD, irrigation, industries, and also give administrative support for the pipeline construction activities.
During the meeting, the Chief Secretary declared that Sanjiv Saran, Principal Secretary, Infrastructure & Industrial Development, UP would be nodal officer to coordinate all the activities related to Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline project. The nodal officer will review the activities on fortnightly basis.

PTI

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