- The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that GAIL is not laying any pipeline from Kakinada to Vijaywada.
- However, GAIL is executing Lingala-Kaikaluru pipeline which would interconnect the Lingala-Kaikaluru isolated gas field grid with KG basin pipeline network.
- The project work relating to laying of 42 km pipeline has been completed except for two railway crossings, stretch of 345 metres of pipeline laying and few Station Works.
- The work could not be completed due to contractual issues and resistance on Right of Use (RoU). The Ministry reviews the projects periodically and, in the last review, GAIL has been advised to expeditiously complete the project for ensuring gas pipeline connectivity to the targeted customers.