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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 159
ANSWERED ON:  26.02.2009
MEGA PIPELINE PROJECT BY HPCL
ANANDRAO VITHOBA ADSUL
Will the Minister of



PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS be pleased to state:-




(a) whether the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has planned commissioning of a mega pipeline project linking Mundra in Gujarat with Delhi to boost marketing operations in the northern region

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) the time by which the project is likely to be completed; and

(d) the manner in which the project when commissioned would improve availability of petroleum products in the region?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS (SHRI MURLI DEORA)

(a) to (d): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.159 BY SHRI ANANDRAO V. ADSUL TO BE ANSWERED ON 26TH FEBRUARY, 2009 REGARDING MEGA PIEPLINE PROJECT BY HPCL.

(a) to (c): The product pipeline project linking Mundra in Gujarat with Bahadurgarh near Delhi has already been commissioned and is operational since May, 2007.Mundra Delhi pipeline is a 1054 Kms long, 18”/16” dia. pipeline with Tapoff locations at Palanpur,Ajmer,Jaipur,Rewari & end terminal at Bahadurgarh near Delhi.The pipeline has been designed to carry 5.0 MMTPA product in Phase-I including 1.16 MMTPA capacity for other prospective users under common carrier concept. The approved final cost of the project is Rs.1757 crore.

(d) This pipeline assures continuous availability of petroleum products such as petrol,diesel, and kerosene in the State of Gujarat(part),Rajasthan,Haryana and National Capital Region.Even in case of exigencies including Refinery shutdowns in this region, supply of these petroleum products is assured through this pipeline.

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