New Delhi– The central government on Tuesday said the “project commencement” of Barmer Refinery is scheduled to be done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16.

According to the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, the refinery, located at Pachpadra in Rajasthan, has a total project cost of Rs 43,129 crore.

“Construction of boundary wall has been started after execution of lease deed of land w.e.f. 29.09.2017 by awarding the tender of Rs 40.70 crore. Other tenders of Rs 50 crores have been awarded for pre-project activities like route-surveys of crude pipeline, product pipeline, water pipelines,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The earlier refinery was designed for BS-III fuel while now the refinery will make latest BS-VI fuel.” (IANS)