Work on Rajiv power project in Hisar on full swing

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Chandigarh Feb 17 (UNI) The ongoing civil and mechanical works were on full swing for the mega project of 2x600 MW Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant being set up at Khedar in district Hisar, a spokesman of the power department said today.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda recently reviewed the progress of the construction works of the mega project, he said.

He said that the two units would start generating power by November 2009 and February 2010. On completion of the project, 288 lakh units of electricity per day would be available for the people of Haryana, he added.

The ongoing civil and mechanical works of the mega project were in full swing and 98 per cent of the piling works had been completed.

The work of boiler erection had commenced on December 4, 2007.

The base raft foundations of the Cooling Towers and Chimney had also been cast.

The spokesman said that the civil and structural works of Plant buildings including Power House Building, 400 KV Switchyard and Fuel Oil Storage Tanks were in advanced stage of construction and overall progress of 17.5 per cent had been achieved as per schedule.

The spokesman said that the progress of 2x300 MW Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Project, Yamuna Nagar was also reviewed. It was informed that after synchronization in November 2007, Unit-1 had generated 728 lac units which had been pumped into the grid.

This unit would start commercial operation in March, 2008. The Unit-2 will be synchronized on oil in March, 2008, he informed.

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