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New Delhi, May 19

GAIL (India) Ltd has commissioned the Thulendi-Phulpur pipeline in Uttar Pradesh and gas supply has commenced to IFFCO. According to a statement issued by the company, the 18-inch and 139-km pipeline was commissioned ahead of the schedule committed to the customer. As against the approved project cost of Rs 220 crore the actual cost incurred was approximately Rs 150 crore, thereby saving Rs 70 crore, the company said. With the commissioning of this pipeline, GAIL has completed one more leg of its proposed national gas grid, the other legs completed so far being Gas Expansion and Rehabilitation Project (GREP) and Dahej-Vijaipur pipelines. Other pipelines under the national gas grid now under construction include 474 km Dahej-Uran pipeline scheduled for completion in March 2007; 375 km Panvel-Dabhol pipeline scheduled for commissioning in March 2007; 192 km Vijaipur-Kota pipeline scheduled for completion in December 2006.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated May 20, 2006)
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