Khedar thermal plant to be completed by Nov 2009: Hooda

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Chandigarh, Sep 10 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today inaugurated the first 600 MW boiler drum lifting event at 1200 MW Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant being set up at Khedar in district Hisar.

On this occasion, Mr Hooda said the construction work of the plant was going on as per schedule and it would be completed by November 2009.

''This will be the country's first ever single 600 MW unit to be installed. With the achievement of this milestone, the plant construction is poised to complete the project ahead of schedule," he said.

After completing the required civil work, the Boiler Drum for Unit-I (600 MW) was today lifted to the height of about 100 metres on the top of the boiler.

''This is an important event in the construction of a power plant,'' Mr Hooda said.

This is the first ever project to be awarded the Mega project status in the Northern region under the Mega project policy of the Central government. The two units will be commissioned within 35 and 38 months from the project award date respectively.

After the commencement of the project, an additional 288 lakh units of electricity would be available to cater to the needs of the state. The energy generated would be supplied to additional 4.4 lakh consumers, which constitute 11 per cent of the existing consumers.

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