Prime Minister lays foundation stone of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, laid the foundation stone of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project at a function held in Bhubaneswar on December 24, 2018, making Odisha the petroleum hub of eastern India.
Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline designed to supply of petroleum products like Motor Spirit (petrol), High Speed Diesel, Aviation Turbine Fuel and Superior Kerosene Oil from IndianOil’s Paradip Refinery. The Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project involves laying of 1,212km pipeline from Paradip to Hyderabad, traversing through 16 districts in the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The project cost of this Pipeline is Rs.3808 crore and is targeted to complete the project by August 2020. Paradip-Hyderabad pipeline, having a capacity of 4.5 million Mmtpa shall take its inputs from Paradip Refinery and feed the upcoming petroleum product depot at Berhampur in Odisha, existing depots at Vizag and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, upcoming depot at Achutapuram, also in Andhra Pradesh, and, upcoming depot at Hyderabad in Telangana.
Besides the above, product inputs to the pipeline shall also be made at Vizag Port. Pumping facilities will be installed at Paradip and Berhampur in Odisha; Vizag, Rajahmundry and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.
For the project, the detailed engineering and design activities including placement of orders for all major works and materials have been completed. All statutory clearances have also been obtained. Having completed all the pre-project activities, the field activities for this project are now poised to take off for execution. To complete the project on schedule, steps have been taken up to carry out the construction activities in all the three states concurrently, and accordingly the project resources have been deployed.
Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha in his address assured that the state government will provide all support to complete the project.
Upon completion of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project, delivery of petroleum products to important consumption centres in the region will be achieved in a safer, more reliable, environment-friendly and cost effective manner. It will also facilitate decongestion of the highways and railways, as presently petroleum products in the region are largely moved through these modes of transportation.
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4th January 2019