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PM Modi to lay foundation of Rs 10,600-crore Telangana power project

India TV Politics Desk Hyderabad 06 Aug 2016, 13:40:56 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

Prime Minister 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 (3x800 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 10,598.98 crore has been accorded for the project.

The AP Reorganisation Act 2014 mandates that NTPC shall establish a 4000 Mw 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 tomorrow. 

(With PTI inputs)