BPCL‘s Kota-Jobner Pipeline Project is likely to be delayed by three months and is likely to be completed in March 2015. According to the original schedule the pipeline project should have been completed by December 2014. However, BPCL has not given any reasons for the delay in the completion of the project.
BPCL’s Kota-Jobner Pipeline Project involves laying of 210-km-long, 14-inch diameter pipeline from Kota to Jobner, near Jaipur at an estimated cost of Rs. 276 crore. The project also involves construction of five sectionalizing valve stations and an intermediate pigging station. In addition to this, a terminal with 91,000 KL tankage and associated facilities will be constructed at Jobner at an estimated cost of Rs. 145 crore. Land for the terminal has been acquired and currently the boundary wall and the land development work are in progress. The proposed pipeline will evacuate petroleum products from BPCL’s Mumbai refinery.