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PM Modi dedicated to Our Nation with three key projects related to the Petroleum sector in Bihar on

By- Bhumika Bansal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate our nation with three key projects related to Petroleum sector in Bihar on September 13, with the help of video conferencing. The projects will include the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project and two LPG Bottling Plants. They have been order by Indian Oil and Hindustan petroleum corporation limited (HPCL), PSUs under the care of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.


CM of Bihar will also be present on the time.


Durgapur-Bank section for Pipeline Project


The Durgapur-Banka pipeline section is 193km long, Made by Indian Oil, part of the Paradip-Haldia Durgapur Pipeline Addition Project, for which the foundation has laid by the PM on 17th February 2019. Durgapur-Banka section is the addition of the existing 679 Km long Paradip-Haldia Durgapur LPG pipeline to the new Liquiefied Petroleum Gas bottling plant in Bihar. The pipeline with diameter of 14 passes through three states that is West Bengal (60 km), Jharkhand (98 km), and Bihar (35 km). Presently, Liquified petroleum Gas injection can be made in the pipeline system from Paradip Refinery, Haldia Refinery, and Indian oil Petronas Private Limited (IPPL) Haldia. When the whole project is completed, the LPG injection facility will also be available from the Paradip Import terminal and Barauni refinery.


The pipeline that was found to be laid under Durgapur-Banka Section required crossing different Obstacles. A total of 154 crossings were bridged including 13 rivers (one of them being the Ajay river of 1077 m length), 5 national highways, and 3 railway crossings. The pipeline was laid under the riverbeds through state-of-the-art Horizontal Directional Drilling technique without disturbing the water flow.


LPG Bottling Plant at Banka, Bihar


IndianOil’s LPG Bottling Plant at Banka will increase the ‘AtmaNirbharta’ of Bihar by meeting the rising demand for LPG in the state. This conserving Plant has been built an expenditure of around Rs 131.75 crore to serve the places of Bhagalpur, Banka, Jamui, Araria, Kishanganj & Katihar in Bihar, along with the areas of Godda, Deoghar, Dumka, Sahibganj, and Pakur in Jharkhand. With the LPG storage capacity of 1800 MTs and bottling capacity of 40,000 cylinders per day, this plant would generate direct and indirect employment opportunities in the state of Bihar.


LPG Plant at Champaran(Harsidhi), Bihar


Home hindustan Corporation Limited’s 120 TMTPA Liquied petroleum Gas conserving Plant has been built at Harsidhi in East Champaran district for Rs. 136.4 crores. This plant has been made on 29 acres of land and its Mainspring was laid by the PM on 10th April 2018. The Conserving plant will cater to the LPG requirement of East Champaran, West Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Siwan, Gopalganj & Sitamarhi districts in Bihar.


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