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3 districts of Barak Valley to get new LPG service


SILCHAR, Aug 23 - In what could be called a major leap towards procuring house-to-house LPG connectivity via pipeline, three districts of Barak Valley have been included in the list of 194 districts of the country for the project, said Silchar MLA Dilip Kumar Paul.

The Silchar legislator who attended the immersion of Asthi Kalash of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajayee on Thursday said, �The project covers five districts of Assam, including Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi�.

� An amount of Rs 500 crore has been earmarked for implementing the project in the Barak Valley. The preliminary meeting was held recently wherein authorities like GAIL,Oil India and others discussed the dimensions of installing the pipelines across the valley. Also, a CNG filling station will be set up and a major distribution plant at Sonabarighat will come up within next two years.�

Paul, who also attended the meeting sounded confident saying that the project will lessen the woes of the LPG consumers to a great extent. � Staff Correspondent

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