One of the largest pipelines in the world
Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur, HVJ (also known as HBJ where B stands for Bijeypur, another name of Vijaipur) is India’s first cross country gas pipeline.
The project was started in 1986 after the incorporation of GAIL (India) Limited to supply gas to the fertilizer plants located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The first phase of the project consisting of non-branched 1,750 kilometer grid was commissioned in 1987.
Later on the system was expanded with additional branches to supply gas for industrial and domestic use in the states of Rajasthan, Haryana and NCT, which increased the total grid length to 4658 km.