May 01, 2017

Indraprastha Gas Ltd has taken over two steel pipelines in Delhi from one of its promoter GAIL (India) Ltd.

The total length of pipelines acquired stands at 58.5 km.

An official statement said, “These pipelines – one connecting GAIL DESU terminal near ITO with Maruti terminal in Gurugram and the other connecting GAIL DESU terminal with Khera Kalan village near Rohini, form a major part of the network of supply of natural gas in the national capital.”

The gas loop

Delhi receives its natural gas supply from Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur (HVJ) pipeline of GAIL. The pipeline connects at the DESU terminal near ITO and Maruti terminal in Gurugram.

GAIL had been operating a 34-km pipeline connecting Maruti terminal with DESU terminal traversing through Dhaula Kuan to ITO along Ring Road and 24.5 km pipeline connecting DESU terminal and Khera Kalan near Rohini going along Outer Ring Road.

IGL has laid its own 23 km long pipeline from Dhaula Kuan to Rohini to complete the natural gas loop around Delhi.

With this transfer of pipelines, the entire ring of natural gas pipeline infrastructure in the Delhi will be maintained by IGL.