Hyderabad: Government of Telangana has decided to provide cooking gas through pipeline to households. In order to accelerate the process of acquisition of lands for this purpose, government constituted special committees.
It may be mentioned that Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has already started taking steps to construct pipeline to get cooking gas from Hassan (Karnataka) to Cherlappally Bottling Unit via Anantapur District of AP.
The pipeline will be constructed covering Gadwal, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool, Mehboob Nagar, Ranga Reddy, Medchal, Malkajgiri and Hyderabad. The total area covered will be 680 km and the total cost will be Rs. 2200 crore. In Telangana, it will cover 240 km and the estimated cost is Rs. 771 crore.
As part of the process at certain points, pumping stations and valves will be erected.
HPCL has requested Govt. of Telangana to accelerate the process of acquisition of land for this purpose. In view of it, Govt. of Telangana constituted committees consisting of 5 members from each district. Its chairman will be Joint Collector of the concerned District and Convener, Revenue Divisional Officer. It will also consist of three officials from HPCL.
It is estimated that at six places, pumping stations have to be constructed and valves have to be erected at 16 places. The land required for the construction of each such station is 15 acres and one acre for the construction of valve. Gas will be transported through this pipeline to HPCL bottling plant.
It is expected that this project will be completed within a year or 18 months.