Narendra Modi

Virendra Singh Rawat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated Rs 1,524 crore Bina-Panki multi product pipeline in Kanpur.

The 356 km pipeline will be operated by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 company.

The pipeline will cater the demand of petroleum products from Northern states, and has a design capacity of 3.5 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA).

It will reduce carbon emission by around 68% in product transportation from Bina to Panki.

During the construction phase, the project generated 700,000 man-days of employment; while post commissioning, it will generate employment for 200 people.

The major achievement of the project is its completion a month ahead of scheduled timeframe of 36 months despite Covid-19 pandemic.

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UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and union petroleum and natural gas minister Hardeep Singh Puri were also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Modi also inaugurated the priority section of Kanpur Metro Rail during his Kanpur visit. Earlier, he addressed the 54th convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.

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