PM Modi to lay foundation of Rs 10600-cr Telangana power project on Aug 7th

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the first phase of NTPC’s Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) on Sunday. NTPC will establish the project in two phases, 1600 MW (2x800MW) in Phase-I and 2400 MW (3×800 MW) in Phase-II, it said in a statement.

The project is being set up in the available land in the premises of NTPC’s existing Ramagundam station. An investment approval of Rs 10598.98 crore has been accorded for the project.

The AP Reorganisation Act 2014 mandates that NTPC shall establish a 4000MW power facility for the newly carved-out state of Telangana.

Ministry of Coal last year allotted Mandakini-B coal mine in Odisha to NTPC for the 4000 MW Telangana STPP. As an interim arrangement till the development of this mine, tapering coal linkage for Telangana Phase-I (2X800 MW) shall be provided from WCL, the statement added.

Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, Union Minister of State Power, Coal, New & Renewable energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Bandaru Dattatreya are among those expected to be present on the occasion on Sunday.

“Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao invited the Prime Minister to the state to participate in various programmes and accordingly, the Prime Minister for the first time visiting Telangana on August 7,” a state government release had earlier said.

Modi is expected to reach Begumpet airport in a special flight in the afternoon. From there he will reach Gajwel in Medak district in a chopper and address a public meeting there, it said.

Over 5,000 policemen will be deployed for Modi’s maiden visit, a senior police official said on Friday.

Akun Sabharwal, Hyderabad Range Deputy Inspector General of Police had said that they expect a crowd numbering close to 1.5 lakh people at the public meeting to be addressed by both Modi and KCR at Gajwel.

Modi will launch also Mission Bhagiratha at Komatibanda of Gajwel on Sunday too. In addition to this, he will lay foundation stones for the renovation of Ramagundam Fertiliser Factory at Karimnagar, Kaloji Health University at Warangal, for Kothapalli- Manoharabad railway line in Medak district and dedicate 1200 mw power project by state-run Singareni Collieries.

He will later address party workers meeting in the state capital in the evening, Bandaru Dattatreya Union Labour Minister had earlier said.

Source: The Indian Express

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