The Rajasthan government is planning to facilitate industrial growth along with the Mehsana-Bhatinda gas pipeline project. The project is expected to be completed by end of 2021. The pipeline has emerged as a major attraction for new investments in the state. Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation has already identified 14 categories of industries including ceramics, glass, metal casting, textile and, others that have high energy needs that can be partially or majorly fulfilled by use of natural gas.
The Mehsana-Bathinda trunkline is a 36-inch diameter pipeline having various spur lines along the route, accounting to a total of approximately 1,650 km. The pipeline will traverse through Gujarat (47 km), Rajasthan (1,334 km), Haryana (200 km) and Punjab (66 km).