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India: NTPC to light up 4 more units in UP before Lok Sabha polls

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has decided to expedite its expansion plans of installing four super-critical units of 660MW in two more power plants in UP ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
NTPC to light up 4 more units in UP before Lok Sabha pollsLucknow: The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has decided to expedite its expansion plans of installing four super-critical units of 660MW in two more power plants in UP ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. NTPC northern region executive director, Virendra Singh Rathi confirmed to TOI that installation of at least one 660MW units each in Meja(Allahabad) and Tanda (Ambedkarnagar) power plant will be completed in August and September next year. “Two more 660MW units would be set up after that,“ he told TOI.
“The accident in Unchahar was really unfortunate.But that will not stop the utility from serving the country .We would take extra caution while going ahead with our expansion plans and installing new units,'' he said. The Tanda power plant, which is totally owned by the NTPC, has a total installed capacity of 440MW, while the Meja power plant is a new venture being jointly set by the NTPC in association with the state owned UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited. The expansion plans of NTPC also fall in line with the Centre's ambitious `Power For All' scheme, envisaging round the clock to every household before 2019. PM Narendra Modi had pressed the accelerator in Septem ber by launching the `Saubhagya Scheme' under which electrici ty connections would be provide to poor fa milies free of cost. Rathi said that the expan sion of Singrauli power plant by another 1320 mw, too, is being planned by the NTPC.“But that is still in proposal stage. It will, nevertheless, happen in over a period of time,“ he said. The 2000 mw Singrauli power project happens to be the flagship project of the NTPC in UP. With 20 coal-fired power projects set up across the country , the country's `Maharatna' company contributes 38,755 MW of power in the national grid. It wheels another 5249 mw of power in joint venture with various state sector power utilities.

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