NTPC power plant at Lalitpur, expansion of Tanda

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Lucknow, Nov 22 (UNI) National Thermal Power Corporation Limited(NTPC) has mega plans for setting up new power plants in Uttar Pradesh besides enhancing the capacity of the existing ones.

The company after inking MoU with the UP government on joint venture thermal power project of 1320 MW at Meja today, announced the expansion of the Tanda power plant and setting up of a new power unit at Lalitpur, in the backward Bundelkhand region.

NTPC chairman cum managing director T Shankarlingam said here that the plus 2000 mw thermal power project would be set up at Lalitpur.

'' Our team for site selections would reach the spot in next two months while it has not been decided whether the project would be set up in the joint venture with UP government or alone by the NTPC'', he added.

Refusing to divulge further about the new project, Mr Shankarlingam said NTPC was serious on the Lalitpur project and was working ahead for the early commissing of the unit.

Meanwhile, while addressing the gathering during the function of signing of the Meja MoU, he said approval has been granted by the UP government and other concerned agencies for 1320 MW expansion of the Tanda thermal power project.

NTPC would set up 2x660 MW power plant at Tanda in Ambedkarnagar district of UP. Presently there are 4x110 units at Tanda.

The NTPC CMD said the share of power for the UP in expanded Tanda unit would be 63 per cent.

He further said that UP is the mother state for NTPC as the first power unit of the company was at Singhrauli in Sonebhadra district and against the total production of 28,000 mw by the company, the share of the state is 7180 MW.

He said the company has targeted to generate 75,000 MW by next ten years.

UNI

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