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NTPC to start construction of Dariapalli Ultra Mega Power Project

Posted on Nov 22, 09:05PM | UNI

The construction work of the 1600 MW Darlipalli Ultra Mega Power Project in Sundergarh district will start by January if the Odisha government provided the required land for the purpose, NTPC CMD Arup Roy Choudhury said here today.

Mr Choudhury told newspersons after a meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik that Rs 12,000 to 15,000 crore would be invested in the 800 MW X2 project.

He said during the meeting the Chief Minister had assured to sort out the problems in getting forest clearance on 35 acres of land and provide the land to NTPC by December 10.

NTPC requires 1632 acres of land for its Drlipali project.

Mr Choudhury said the construction work of the project would start soon after the land was received.The construction is expected to be completed within four years, he said.

The Central Public Sector Undertaking BHEL would do the construction of the project.

At present NTPC generate 3460 MW of power and plans to add 4500 MW from its Darlipalli and Gajamara Project, The NTPC CMD said 50 per cent of the power generated in the Darlipalli project would be provided to the state on a concession rate.

He said the NTPC also wanted to expand the capacity of Gajamara and TTPS power project.

NTPC also planned to source 7.5 MT of coal from Dulunga and 12.5 MT of coal from Parki Barwadih blocks per annum for its projects.

IDCO Chairman P K Jena said land acquisition for the Darlipalli mega power project has almost been completed and the land would be handed over to NTPC soon.