Feb 3, 2009

India - Sonia to dedicate country's longest Mundra-Delhi oil pipeline to nation today

Jaipur, Feb 3 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi will dedicate the 1,054-km Mundra-Delhi oil pipeline to the nation at Bagru town near Jaipur today.

It is project of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) and was built in just 36 months at a cost of 1,757 crore rupees. It is the country's longest oil pipeline.

The pipeline passes through eleven districts spread over Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana.

The project will have tap-off points at Palanpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Rewari and Delhi (Bahadurgarh).

The 316-km Mundra-Palanpur section of the pipeline will have a capacity of transporting 5.8 million tons of liquid products like petrol, diesel, kerosene and jet fuel per annum.

The 336-km Palanpur-Ajmer section will have 5.7 million tons per annum (mmtpa) capacity, 120-km Ajmer-Jaipur sector will have a capacity of 5.2 mmtpa, 171-km Jaipur-Rewari will have 4.6 mmtpa capacity and 65-km Rewari-Delhi section will have 4.2 mmtpa capacity.

The pipeline will save transportation cost as compared to other modes. (ANI)

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