Karimnagar: The National Thermal Power Corporation, Ramagundam, Executive Director, R.K. Srivastava said that the corporation would complete establishing 4,000 MW power plants, mentioned in the AP Reorganisation Bill, in less than five years, if it was given sufficient land, coal source and environmental clearance.
Interacting with the media at Ramagundam on Friday, Mr Srivastava exuded confidence of completing the five new plants of 4,000 MW capacity in less than five years as soon as the process of land acquisition, finalisation of coal source and clearance of environment was completed.
“The Telangana government is extending compelete total support to us,” he added.
“Under Phase-I, construction of two plants of 800 MW each would be started soon and they will be commissioned on time. The remaining three plants of 800 MW each would be completed within five years, to enable the government to solve power crisis,” he explained.
Mr Srivastava said that the corporation had land required for the two plants and that it needs 1,000 acres to set up the other three units.
He claimed that the corporation was trying to allocate more power to Telangana as it was witnessing huge shortage of power.
He, however, opined that the government could approach the Centre to get a substantial share of power produced by the new plants.
The super thermal power station is performing better than previous year and would surpass its target set for the current financial year.
As part of expansion plans, another 15 MW solar power plant would be erected in Ramagundam, he asserted. Heads of various departments took part in the session....