J&K to get cooking gas pipeline by 2014

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 12:50 hrs

Jammu, Dec 10 (IANS) If all goes according to the state government's plan, thousands of homes in Jammu and Kashmir will be connected to cooking gas pipelines by July 2014, a government official said here Monday.

After a review meeting on the project here, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said the work on the proposed Bhatinda-Jammu-Srinagar gas pipeline (BJSGPL) should be started soon.

"Officials appraised the chief minister on the roadmap of the project which will be completed by July 2014. Besides relieving the pressure on the LPG gas (cylinders), the project will also help generate employment," a government spokesperson told reporters after the meeting.

"The gas pipeline will cover 328 km from Bhatinda to Srinagar. It will pass through Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Udhampur, Ramban, Anantnag and Pulwama districts. The project will consist of hundreds of sub-lines to supply gas to consumers," the spokesperson added.

The chief minister has directed that laying of the pipeline be started simultaneously from both Srinagar and Bhatinda so that gas is supplied to both Jammu and Srinagar at the same time.

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