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UP approves upgradation of Roza power plant

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Lucknow, Nov 23 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh government today approved the upgradation of the Reliance Energy Limited (REL)-owned Roza Thermal Power Plant from existing 600 megawatt to 1,200 MW.

The government also approved the purchase of equipment for 500 MW Paricha Thermal Power Plant, Jhansi.

The decision was taken in the state cabinet meeting here.

Sources said the upgradation of Roza plant would enable UP recieve electricity from Reliance at a rate cheaper by 12 paise.

Reliance had agreed to sell power to UP at a price of Rs 2.15 per unit from Roza unit. Of the additional 600 MW to be generated, 300 MW would be exported.

Earlier on November 12, UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) had signed a Power Purchase agreement with Reliance on Roza plant. But late last week, the Energy Task Force had decided to upgrade the plant from 600 MW to 1,200 MW.

The state government would provide 30 per cent rebate on land to be acquired by Reliance for the project, while it also waived Entry Tax and Trade Tax for next 12 years.

The government also approved funds for purchase of equipment for the Paricha plant to the tune of Rs 610 crore.

The equipment to be purchased includes switchyard for Rs 135 crore, chimney for Rs 35 crore and Balance of plant Rs 440 crore.

UPPCL had already given advance of Rs 160 crore to BHEL for purchasing boiler and other equipment for the Paricha power unit.

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