Power from Chhattisgarh likely in 5 months: KCR

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday informed the Assembly that the power purchased from Chhattisgarh Government would be available in the next four-five months with the commissioning of Angul-Palasa 4,500 MW transmission line of the Power Grid Corporation.

Giving clarifications to Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka (Congress) on the budget, he said the Telangana Government had purchased power from Chhattisgarh Government out of the latter’s 30 per cent share in private power plants set up there and it was only a G2G transaction. Power purchase agreement (PPA) would be sealed soon.

Explaining how the availability of power in Telangana would cross 20,000 MW in three years, he stated that 300 MW from Central Generating Stations (CGS) would become available by June-July next year, 1,200 MW from Singareni and 600 MW from Bhupalapalli by August and another 600 MW from Singareni by 2015-end. Along with share in Krishnapatnam and Hinduja, the total availability would be about 2,600 MW by that time, he noted.

The State Government could go for purchase of another 1,000 MW when the 4,500 MW Wardha-Dichpally transmission line would be commissioned in about 18 months time. Besides, BHEL had promised to commence generation of 270 x 4 MW power at Manuguru in two years and another 1,200 MW a year later.

Responding to R. Krishnaiah (TDP), the Chief Minister said the State Government was not against students but was against fake institutions. On security of Seemandhra people living in Hyderabad raised by Akbaruddin Owaisi (MIM), Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao reiterated that all residents in Hyderabad were Hyderabadis and perhaps it could be the only city to have Gujarati galli, Parsi gutta and Sindhi colony as a testimony to its owning up of people from other states and settled here.

Source: The Hindu

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