The Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline of GAIL (India) Limited has been completed. Its commissioning will be completed with the supply of natural gas through the pipeline soon. The 24-inch pipe across Chandragiri river in Kasaragod has been temporarily replaced with 6-inch pipes in order to complete the project. The works to connect the pipe with the line on both sides of the river will also commence soon.
Further, the Koottanad-Walayar natural gas pipeline, which is part of the Bengaluru line, is scheduled to be commissioned by January 2021. The government is estimated to receive Rs 10 billion as tax revenue every year after the completion of the entire pipeline.
The 90-km pipeline from Kochi to Koottanad in Palakkad through Thrissur was commissioned in June 2019. The 354-km Mangaluru pipeline and the 525-km Bengaluru pipeline start from the junction point at Koottanad.