The foundation stone of the Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project has been laid to mark the start of construction works on the 1,212km pipeline.
The pipeline will run from Paradip to Hyderabad and will supply petroleum products such as petrol, high speed diesel, aviation turbine fuel and superior kerosene oil from Indian Oil's Paradip refinery. It is due to be complete by August 2020.
The pipeline will have a capacity of 4.5 million metric tonnes per annum and will feed the upcoming petroleum product depot at Berhampur in Odisha, existing depots at Vizag and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, an upcoming depot at Achutapuram, as well as Andhra Pradesh, and an upcoming depot at Hyderabad in Telangana.
To complete the project on schedule, steps have been taken to carry out construction activities in all the three states concurrently.
Once complete, delivery of petroleum products to key consumption centres in the region will be achieved in a safer, more reliable, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective manner. It will also reduce road traffic as currently petroleum products are largely transported this way.
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