Bikaner, Sep 8 (UNI) Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi today formally launched Lignite mining operations at the Neyveli Lignite Corporation's mines at Barsingsar about 30 km from here. Union Ministers Shish Ram Ola and Santosh Bagdodia, AICC general secretary and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and other dignitaries were present at the ceremony.
The Rs 1,850 crore project was taken up by the Corporation in December 2004 which in the first phase has put two 125 MW Lignite based thermal power units.
These two units are scheduled to be commissioned by March next.
While the first unit is expected to be commissioned in January 2009, the second unit may be commissioned by March 2009, a corporation spokesperson said.
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