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UP govt decided to install 4 power plants in the state

Steel News - Published on Wed, 09 Jul 2014

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Times of India reported that after accusing the Centre of not providing adequate power from its pool, the UP government has decided to go on its own to meet the crisis.

In what may be termed as a big leap in power generation, Mr Akhilesh Yadav government has asked the state owned power generation company UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited to set up four power units of 660 MW each in the state.

This, in a way, would increase the generation capacity of state-owned power plants by nearly 50%.

While one 660 MW unit is proposed to be installed in Panki and Harduaganj each, two units each of 600 MW will be installed in Karchana in Allahabad.

Mr Kamran Rizvi, chairman of UPRVUNL, confirmed that the proposal for a 600 MW in Panki and 2 units of 660 MW in Karchana is scheduled to be put forth before the state cabinet for approval soon.

He said that \"The corporation will have bidders for execution of the projects by the year end.\"

The move to hand over Karchhana to the state-owned UPRVUNL has come months after the Jaypee group backed out of the proposal following problems in land acquisition. The company, although, would be setting up a power plant in Bara block of Allahabad.

Likewise, bidding has already been initiated for Harduaganj. For this, companies like Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Alstom and Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited have already turned up.

Mr Rizvi said that \"The lowest bidder will be chosen in the month of August. The said super critical units will have state of the art machines. The state government has already got coal linkage for Harduaganj power plant.”

He said that “Coal will be procured from the Chandipara coal block in Odisha. With this. we would have additional 2500MW power. Around 2500 to 2800 MW of power is produced by the state-owned power plants.”

The new power units are proposed to be set up within a time frame of 4 years. Mr Rizvi said that they are confident of getting bids from interested companies in the next few months.

Source - Times of India

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