GAIL recently awarded contracts worth Rs 10,500 crore to speed up the completion of the Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) and the Barauni-Guwahati Pipeline (BGPL) pipeline, an integrated 3,400-km-long project, also known as the Urja Ganga pipeline project
GAIL placed orders worth Rs 475 crore for steel line pipes of approximately 280 km to provide pipeline connectivity from Durgapur to Haldia, including spur line to Kolkata. According to reports, the pipeline has already reached Barauni. The pipeline also supplies Natural Gas for Patna City Gas Distribution network (CGD).
GAIL is concurrently working on executing 5,500 km of pipeline-related projects for to provide gas supply largely to the eastern and southern parts of the country. Another 1,400-km pipeline involving capital expenditure of ₹7,000 crore is under evaluation, which is expected to be completed by 2023. These pipeline projects by GAIL will be part of the National Gas Grid providing Natural Gas to areas hitherto untouched by the green fuel.