Chandigarh, Sep 20 (UNI) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will lay the foundation stone of the 1500 MW Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant in Jhajjar district in Haryana on October 7.
Announcing this here today, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Ms Gandhi would also lay foundation stones of the Rewari-Jhajjar-Rohtak broad guage railway line at Rewari and a National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) at Kundli in Sonepat district on the same day.
After laying the foundation stone of the Jhajjar plant, which would be North India's first mega power project, Ms Gandhi would also address a public rally at Jhajjar, he said.
The estimated cost of the Jhajjar plant would be over Rs 7892 crore and it would supply 750 MW of electricity each to Haryana and Delhi.
Mr Hooda said 50 per cent of the cost of the project would be borne by National Thermal Power Commssion (NTPC), 25 per cent by Haryana and 25 per cent by the Centre.
The plant would have three units of 500 MW. The first unit would be commssioned by April 15, 2010, the second by June 15, 2010 and the third by August 15, 2010.
He said 2223 acre land would be required for the project, of which 2097 acre had already been acquired.