GAIL gets 2nd extension for Kochi-Mangalore pipeline
State-¬run gas utility GAIL India Ltd has won a second extension for completing the Kochi-Bangalore¬-Mangalore natural gas pipeline as it faces unprecedented problems in getting land in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Oil regulator Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) last week gave GAIL four more years till February 2019 to complete the 1104¬km Kochi¬-Koottanad-Bangalore-Mangalore natural gas pipeline. The Rs 4,493 crore was originally to be completed in March 2013 but the deadline was first relaxed to June 2015.
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