Indian industry body calls on govt to expedite subsea pipeline project

The length of the pipeline would be approximately 1,300 km, with a maximum depth of 3,500 m.

The proposed route of the project extends from the Middle East to Porbandar in South Gujarat, via the Arabian Sea.

According to PHD Chamber, the project is both technically feasible and commercially viable and will help overcome the severe natural gas shortage in India.

In encouraging the government to reduce delays associated with the project, the industry body has emphasised the four major transnational gas pipelines constructed by China in the last 10 years in order to realise its energy security.

“India has not moved an inch and thus the time has come to intensify India’s efforts for the proposed undersea pipeline project,” PHD Chamber said.

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