IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Infrastructure-Roads Study Material (Page 16 of 20)

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Pipeline Transport: Gas Pipelines, Advantages of Pipeline Transport

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Gas Pipelines

Gas pipeline usually need pressure of more than 60 pounds per square inch (PSI) to operate and transport gas from other transmission lines or from gas production facilities. Pressure has to be reduced before sending the gas to distribution systems. In India, current length of existing gas transmission p…

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Major Ports: Introduction, Traffic on Indian Seaports

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Introduction

With coastline of 7517 km spreading over 13 states and UTs, India has 12 major ports and 187 non-major ports (minor and intermediate) . Of 187 non-major ports, 60 handle traffic. Central government manages and maintains major ports while respective state government manages and maintains minor and intermediate ports.

Traffic on Indian Seaports

Areas served by major seaports

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Major ports in India handled 107.52 million tons of cargo in 2016. Highest growth in traffic was reported by Mormugao Port Trust (105.6 %) , followed by Paradip Port Trust (15.3 %) , Vishakhapatnam Port Trust (13.5 %) , New…

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