Jaipur, Feb 3: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will dedicate the 1,054-km Mundra-Delhi oil pipeline to the nation at Bagru town near Jaipur on Tuesday, Feb 3.
It is project of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) and was built in just 36 months at a cost of 1,757 crore rupees. It is the country's longest oil pipeline.
The pipeline passes through eleven districts spread over Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana. The project will have tap-off points at Palanpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Rewari and Delhi (Bahadurgarh).
The 316-km Mundra-Palanpur section of the pipeline will have a capacity of transporting 5.8 million tons of liquid products like petrol, diesel, kerosene and jet fuel per annum.
The 336-km Palanpur-Ajmer section will have 5.7 million tons per annum (mmtpa) capacity, 120-km Ajmer-Jaipur sector will have a capacity of 5.2 mmtpa, 171-km Jaipur-Rewari will have 4.6 mmtpa capacity and 65-km Rewari-Delhi section will have 4.2 mmtpa capacity.
The pipeline will save transportation cost as compared to other modes.