2800 MW Nuclear Power Plant to come up in Fatehabad district

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Chandigarh, Nov 9 (UNI) The Haryana government is setting up a Nuclear Power Plant of 2800 MW capacity at Kumharia village in Fatehabad district.

The site for the plant was identified by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.

This was stated by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while addressing a public meeting at village Ghoghrian in Jind district today after laying foundation stone of a 132 KV sub-station to be constructed by the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam at a cost of Rs 14 crore. He also inaugurated a 33 KV sub-station at village Kakrod, constructed at cost of Rs two crore.

The Chief Minister said the government would invest Rs 7643 crore to strengthen the infrastructure for transmission of electricity and spend Rs 6514.32 crore to further strengthen the distribution system.

''With a view to improve the network of distribution system of electricity, the government has set up 118 new sub-stations, enhanced the capacity of 235 sub-stations and installed 70,000 new transformers. Besides, 1600 km long transmission lines have also been installed,'' he said.

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