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Bathinda-Srinagar gas pipeline

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Jammu: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on December 10 reviewed progress of the proposed Bathinda-Jammu-Srinagar Gas Pipeline Project (BJSGPL) and stressed the early start of work on the project. The 328-km-long gas pipeline project is scheduled to be completed by July 2014.

Omar has already approved the project during a meeting of the state officers and a team of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) led by its chairman Lalit Mansingh at Srinagar.

At the meeting on December 10, Omar received appraisal of the roadmap prepared to start the work on the project and complete it by July 2014 to draw gas from Gujarat to Srinagar and Jammu. This will relieve the pressure on availability of domestic gas. It will also help generate employment.

The Chief Minister has directed the PNGRB to start laying pipeline from both Srinagar and Bathinda simultaneously so that gas is supplied to both the cities of Jammu and Srinagar at the same time.