Speedup Power Plants Construction in the State : CM KCR
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said that the power plants construction in the State should be speeded up keeping view the substantial increase in demand for the power from the coming year on wards. He wanted the 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Plant coming up at Damaracharla should be completed within three years. For the Damaracharla Yadadri mega Power Plant, the CM has handed over a Cheque for Rs 417.16 Crore of the total expenditure of Rs 20, 379 Crore to BHEL CMD Sri Sobdi. In this programme, Power Minister Sri Jagadeeshwar Reddy, Chief Secretary Sri SP Singh, TS Genco CMD Sri Prabhakar Rao, Directors Sri C Radhakrishna, Sri M Sachidanandam, BHEL ED Sri Hedia, ED Sri AKM Mukhopadhayaya, TRNSCO JMD Srinivas Rao Special Chief Secretary Sri Ajay Mishra, Principal Secretary Sri S Narsing Rao and others participated.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said for transparency and timely completion of the power plants without any delay, the works is entrusted with the Public sector Company BHEL. Hence to uphold the State government’s faith being reposed in BHEL, the power plants works should be completed speedily and with quality standards. For the Yadadri plant, the land required for the plant is acquired and all the permission including the environmental clearance are given. Hence the works should be speeded up and the plant should be completed on time.
“We have decided to give 24-hour power supply to farmers from the next March. Construction on the Lift Irrigation Schemes is going on. There are several new industries are coming up. Needs for power in other sectors is also growing up. In Telangana state by next year, there will be an additional need for 3,500 MWs. Keeping in this; we have embarked upon major power plants construction. Of all the plants, Yadadri plant is very important. Work on the 5 x 800 MW plants should be taken up simultaneously and parallelly. Complete the works in three years,” the CM instructed.
There is a discussion on the new power plants at Kothagudem and Manuguru. TS Genco CMD Sri Prabhakar Rao told the CM that the works on the 800MW Kothagudem plant will be completed in two or three months while Manuguru plant will be completed by the coming year. The CM wanted all arrangements should be made for the supply of 24-hour power to the farmers. Keeping in view the requirements for the Lift Irrigation Schemes, Industries, Mission Bhagiratha, Metro Rail project and other projects, planning should be done, the CM said.