HPCL, GAIL contributes Rs 10 crore for relief works in cyclone-hit Odisha


Bhubaneswar: In order to help the restoration activities in Odisha after the devastating Cyclone ‘Fani’, HPCL and GAIL have come forward to contribute Rs 10 crore.

A cheque of Rs 5 crore was handed over to Special Relief Commissioner and Managing Director of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) Bishnupada Sethi by Rakesh Misri, Executive Director – LPG, HPCL on Tuesday.

GAIL (India) Limited has also contributed Rs 5 crore to OSDMA as support towards relief and rehabilitation efforts in the state.

A cheque of Rs 5 crore was handed over to OSDMA chief Bishnupada Sethi by a GAIL team led by K V G Srinivas, General Manager (Construction).

GAIL, a central PSU, has an expanding presence in Odisha where it is constructing the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra Natural Gas pipeline.

It also operates the City Gas Distribution networks in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. After the cyclone, GAIL restored CNG supply in the cities within days with the help of generator sets.