National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has agreed to set up 4,000 MW power generation plant at Ramagundam adjacent to their existing units. The work on the proposed plant will commence immediately and the first unit will be ready within 39 months.
The NTPC has to set up the 4,000 MW power plant in Telangana as mentioned in the AP Reorganisation Act.
NTPC chairman and managing director Arup Roy Choudhury called on chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at the Secretariat here on Tuesday and discussed the details of the plant.
The chief minister said he would take up the issues like required coal linkage for NTPC for the new plant with the Central government.
The chief minister has agreed to provide the required land in toto either from the available land or by acquiring from Singareni. Chandrasekhar Rao also said that the government would undertake filling the coal mines with ash.
The NTPC chairman said that the necessary environmental clearances will be obtained by the Telangana government for establishing the unit.
NTPC director (Operations) NN Misra, director (Technical) AK Jha, regional executive director (South) R Venkateswaran, Director (South) were among those who met the chief minister along with the NTPC chairman.
Principal secretary (Energy) Suresh Chanda, Genco CMD D Prabhakar Rao and principal secretary to chief minister S Narsing Rao were present.
Source: The New Indian Express