Private sector to be involved in power generation in J

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Srinagar, Sep 26 (UNI) In order to overcome the ever increasing demand of electricity, the Power Development Corporation (PDC) has decided to involve private sector in power generation in Jammu and Kashmir, where Rs 5002 crore Baglihar-I with 450 MW power generation capacity is ready to be commissioned.

An official spokesman said here today that this information was given at a high level meeting under the chairmanship of State Finance Commission Dr Mehmood-ur-Rehman here yesterday.

He said the meeting was informed that PDC has allotted ten power projects of 100 MW capacity each to private power companies in the state for construction of the project which involve an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore.

The meeting was told that the PDC has so far constructed 19 power projects with a total installed capacity of 502 MW including 175 MW Gas based Pampore Project.

In addition, three more major power projects of 690 MW Rotlay project, 1,200 MW Sawalakote Project and 93 MW new Ganderbal Project are to be constructed. These projects are under tendering process, the meeting was told.

He said that Rs 5,002 crore Baglihar-I with 450 MW power generation capacity is ready to be commissioned while as the work on its 2nd phase with a cost of Rs 3,800 crore would start soon.


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