The PMO said that it has a transport capacity of 12 million metric standard cubic meters per day and will carry natural gas from the liquefied natural gas terminal in Mangaluru to Kochi. It will pass through Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts. The entire cost of the project is around 3000 crores and its construction created 12 lakh labor days of employment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kochi – Mangaluru natural gas pipeline today. (File photo) pic.twitter.com/XnyiX9JL7c
– ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2021
The pipeline will provide environmentally friendly and cheaper fuel to homes as piped natural gas (PNG) and the transport sector will get compressed natural gas (CNG). It was told in the statement that commercial and industrial units will get natural gas in the districts through which this pipeline will pass.
The statement said that consumption of clean fuel will reduce air pollution, which will improve air quality.