GAIL awards pipeline laying work contracts for another 131 km in Kerala
GAIL (India) Limited on Sunday awarded contracts for pipeline laying works of the Kochi –Koottanad–Mangaluru pipeline for another 131 km section from Areacode (Malappuram) to Kurumathoor (Kannur) at a cost of approximately Rs 200 crore. The balance 111-km stretch in Malappuram, Kannur and Kasargod districts will be awarded by July 2017.
Construction works from both the ends of the Kochi– Koottanad–Mangaluru pipeline in the 91 km Kochi -Koottanad section as well as in the 105-km Perole (Kasargod)–Mangaluru section are already in full swing. With today's award of contracts, over 75 per cent of the Kochi–Koottanad– Mangaluru pipeline will be in the construction phase. GAIL has been able to make substantial progress in acquisition of Right of User due to the continued support of the state government, administration, police and the public at large. The Kochi–Koottanad– Mangaluru pipeline is likely to give a major economic boost to the state by way of environmentally benign industrial development. GAIL is targeting to complete the entire Kochi–Koottanad–Mangaluru Pipeline by December 2018.