Top priority for Dabhol revival: Government

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New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) The government today said it has accorded top priority for the revival and reconstruction of the 2,250 MW Dabhol Power Project in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.

Speaking at the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum, Minister Murli Deora said LNG will be supplied to Dabhol Project from the Dahej terminal.

Gail is laying the Dahej-Uran Pipeline (DUPL) and Dabhol Panvel Pipeline (DPPL) for supplying LNG to Dabhol Power Project as also to various other customers in Maharashtra.

These two pipelines meet at Panvel in Maharashtra. The 580 km pipeline from Dahej to Dabhol has been commissioned on July 11, 2007 and the gas is available for use in Dabhol since July 13, 2007.

The estimated cost of reviving the Dabhol power project by Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Limited (RGPPL) has scaled up to Rs 12,370 crore from the original Rs 10,000-odd crore.

The plant is expected to reach its maximum capacity of 2,150 MW by January 2008, subject to the availability of gas.

UNI

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