Urja Ganga Project – Mega pipeline project in Varanasi

Urja Ganga is the bigges ambitious projects launched  by Narendra Modi Government  including a 1,500-km-long gas pipeline costing Rs. 51,000 crore and for which the foundation stone has been laid by the Former Prime Minister in Varanasi. Urja Ganga project is a huge gas pipeline project for the distribution of cooking gas to residents of the city of Varanasi with in a time period of two years.

Aim and Objectives of Urja Ganga Project

The main aim of Urja Ganga project is to provide pipe line along overall varanasi to provide  cooking gas to the residents of Varanasi within next two years and  in another year after that, cater to millions of people in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha .

Launch of Urja Ganga Project

Former Prime Minister Modi will launch ‘Urja Ganga’, the gas pipeline in Varanasi project which promises to provide piped cooking gas to all the residents of Varanasi within two years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi where he will launch a number of projects inclulding Urja Ganga Project  costing Rs. 51,000 crore.

Detail of Pipeline of Urja Ganga Project

The Pipeline that will be build in Urja Ganga project will cost worth Rs. 51,000 crore and will be 1,500 km covered long gas pipeline along with gas stations at various locations.

Situation Of Varanasi – In Varanasi alone, about 800 kilometers of pipeline will be laid under the scheme to benefit about 50,000 households and 20,000 vehicles for PNG and CNG respectively. Urga Ganga  project would also enable the availability of about 5 Lakh LPG gas cylinders to the rural population in next 5 years. Construction of 20 CNG stations is also the part of project.

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Details to Notice Under Urja Ganga Project

  • 20 Lakh is the estimated number of households which will get the piped gas connection under the Urja Ganga project in Eastern region of India.
  • Seven East India cities including Varanasi, Patna, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will be the major beneficiaries of the project.
  • Government has also planned to develop 25 industrial clusters in these 5 states using the gas from this pipeline.
  • A total of 40 districts and 2600 villages are expected to be benefited from the Urja Ganga Project.
  • A total of 2540 km long natural gas pipeline would be laid under the project in 5 states.

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