Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline

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  • January 4, 2021
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Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news 

  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the Kochi-Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline to the nation on January 5 at 11 am via video conferencing.

Key Highlights

  • The 450-km pipeline has been built by GAIL (India) Ltd
  • It has transportation capacity of 12 million standard cubic metres per day
  • It will carry natural gas from the liquefied natural gas (LNG) regassification terminal at Kochi to Mangaluru
  • Laying of the pipeline was an engineering challenge as the route of the pipeline necessitated it to cross water bodies at more than 100 locations. This was done through a special technique called horizontal directional drilling method.
  • The pipeline will supply environment friendly and affordable fuel to  households, transportation sector and to commercial and industrial units across the districts along the pipeline.

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