SRINAGAR: National Conference today welcomed Omar Abdullah led governments approval to the 328 km long Bhatinda-Jammu-Srinagar gas pipeline calling it historic and people friendly.
This project will provide nonstop supply of Gas to the people of the state bringing a huge relief especially to the people in Kashmir valley said National Conference Spokesman Tanvir Sadiq.
After July 2014 there will be no need to fret about an underweight, pilfered cylinder and no one would protest the need to pull strings for prompt delivery he added
This will relieve the pressure on availability of domestic gas. It will also help generate employment,” he said adding This innovation will make transportation of gas increasingly economical because transporting gas by pipeline is cheaper by one-third than sending it otherwise
On the instruction of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah the laying of pipeline will start from both Srinagar and Bhatinda simultaneously so that gas is supplied to both the cities of Jammu and Srinagar at the same time said Sadiq
The NC Spokesman said that apart from being cheap and cost-effective it is safe. He said that the process of easily transporting natural gas over land through pipelines is very beneficial.
The NC spokesman said This will also become an important source of electricity during situations when demand runs high adding It will also become a widely used primary source of heating whilst cooking as well he said
Tanvir said After this project is complete it will have no bearing on the inclement weather condition prevalent in the valley in winter season as it will not be on the mercy of the highway being closed He added The gas pipeline will pass through Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Udhampur, Ramban, Anantnag, Pulwama and Srinagar. There will be hundreds of sub-lines which will supply gas to the consumers at their houses.
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