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Assam will become oil & gas hub: PM

By STAFF REPORTER

CHANGSARI, Feb 9 - Unveiling projects worth over Rs 18,000 crore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today was a new chapter in the history of the Northeast and the facilities in the offing will transform Assam into an oil and natural gas hub and boost India�s economy.

The projects were unveiled amidst a gathering of around two lakh people at the proposed AIIMS site here.

�Our dedication to the Northeast has been proven in the interim budget as allocation to the region has been increased by more than 21 per cent,� he said.

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of North East Gas Grid that will ensure uninterrupted availability of natural gas across the region and boost industrial growth in the region. He inaugurated the Hollong Modular Gas Processing Plant in Tinsukia that will deliver 15 per cent of the total gas produced in Assam. Modi also inaugurated the LPG Capacity Augmentation of Mounted Storage Vessel in North Guwahati.

The foundation stone of NRL Bio Refinery at Numaligarh and a 729-km gas pipeline from Barauni to Guwahati passing through Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam was also laid by the Prime Minister on this occasion.

�Numaligarh will be the largest among 12 bio refineries to be built across India. These facilities will transform Assam into oil and natural gas hub and boost India�s economy,� he added.

Modi also laid the foundation stone of City Gas Distribution Networks in Kamrup, Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts.

�In 2014, there were around 25 lakh PNG connections which became 46 lakh in just four years. This number will reach two crore in the days to come. The number of CNG refuelling stations also increased from 950 to 1,500 in the same period,� he said, referring to the projects completed during his tenure.

Modi also laid the foundation stone of a six-lane bridge over river Brahmaputra and said the Rs 2,000-crore bridge will reduce time between the two river banks from one and half hours to 15 minutes, and reduce traffic congestion in Guwahati.

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Assam will become oil & gas hub: PM

CHANGSARI, Feb 9 - Unveiling projects worth over Rs 18,000 crore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today was a new chapter in the history of the Northeast and the facilities in the offing will transform Assam into an oil and natural gas hub and boost India�s economy.

The projects were unveiled amidst a gathering of around two lakh people at the proposed AIIMS site here.

�Our dedication to the Northeast has been proven in the interim budget as allocation to the region has been increased by more than 21 per cent,� he said.

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of North East Gas Grid that will ensure uninterrupted availability of natural gas across the region and boost industrial growth in the region. He inaugurated the Hollong Modular Gas Processing Plant in Tinsukia that will deliver 15 per cent of the total gas produced in Assam. Modi also inaugurated the LPG Capacity Augmentation of Mounted Storage Vessel in North Guwahati.

The foundation stone of NRL Bio Refinery at Numaligarh and a 729-km gas pipeline from Barauni to Guwahati passing through Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam was also laid by the Prime Minister on this occasion.

�Numaligarh will be the largest among 12 bio refineries to be built across India. These facilities will transform Assam into oil and natural gas hub and boost India�s economy,� he added.

Modi also laid the foundation stone of City Gas Distribution Networks in Kamrup, Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts.

�In 2014, there were around 25 lakh PNG connections which became 46 lakh in just four years. This number will reach two crore in the days to come. The number of CNG refuelling stations also increased from 950 to 1,500 in the same period,� he said, referring to the projects completed during his tenure.

Modi also laid the foundation stone of a six-lane bridge over river Brahmaputra and said the Rs 2,000-crore bridge will reduce time between the two river banks from one and half hours to 15 minutes, and reduce traffic congestion in Guwahati.