Mangaluru to join league of green cities in a year

Summary: Mangaluru, which is slated to become a Smart City, will soon join the league of green cities in the country by gradually switching to natural gas for industrial, automobile and domestic purpose.
Cheap and safe optionBesides being a green fuel, natural gas is cheaper than conventional fuel and safe too, says GAIL.
Towns and cities enroute the pipeline will also get the clean fuel, Mr. Mathew said.
However, landowners are claiming payment of 100% of guidance value, Mr. Mathew said.
About 41 km of the line between Kochi LNG terminal and Kochi city is already operational.

Mangaluru, which is slated to become a Smart City, will soon join the league of green cities in the country by gradually switching to natural gas for industrial, automobile and domestic purpose.

GAIL (India) Ltd., which is executing the 438-km Kochi-Koottanad-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, is confident of commissioning it by September next even as it has got assured demand for over 4 million cubic metres (MCM) per day from industries. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board has to take a call on domestic and automobile supply of LNG.

After overcoming stiff resistance from landowners in Kerala, GAIL has awarded contract for laying pipeline for 111 km stretch at a cost of about ?160 crore in north Kerala and Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka last week. About 41 km of the line between Kochi LNG terminal and Kochi city is already operational.

Of the 91 km line between Kochi and Koottanad, from where the line branches out to Bengaluru, 72 km of the 69.5 km welded line has already been lowered in the ground, said Tony Mathew, general manager, GAIL, Kochi , As Reported By Hindu.

According to the Newspaper,The entire stretch is in the construction phase and will be part of the National Gas Grid.

The pipeline has the capacity to transport 16 MCM of LNG per day with the projected demand for Kochi city at around 5 MCM per day. Towns and cities enroute the pipeline will also get the clean fuel, Mr. Mathew said.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/mangaluru-to-join-league-of-green-cities-in-a-year/article19526318.ece

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