Punjab government on Sunday announced that 1400 MW capacity Rajpura Thermal Plant will become operational from December 8 on the birthday of Punjab Chief Minster Parkash Singh Badal to fulfilling his dream of making Punjab power surplus in 2013.
Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal after reviewing the construction and overall progress report of 1400 MW capacity Rajpura Thermal Plant that is being constructed at a cost of Rs 9000 Crores, said that the first unit of plant will be inaugurate on December 8 while second will start functioning on Baisakhi 2014.
“Without entering into arguments with critics I believe in delivering, as my work speaks louder than words,” Badal said adding that that despite of many hindrances created by the Union government our projects would be big success in making Punjab Electricity Surplus.
He said that in single Rajpura Thermal Power Project which is setup in the area of 1100 acres and is proving employment 8000 persons. “After the plant will become operational, number of workers will double which is big boost for employment generation in the state and overall development of the area,” Badal added.
Meanwhile, officials of Nabha Thermal plant informed Sukhbir that the work of thermal plant will be completed before schedule time as 90 percent work of 700 MW one unit is complete and work for second unit is almost 8o percent complete while Railway linkage from Sarai Bajara Station to plant is almost complete.
“Coal supply deal has already been signed with Coal India and all Transformers are completely installed. Cooling tower completed, Reservoirs for water storage of water for 21 days having capacity of storing 24 lac Quebec meters completed, Turbine set up work for Ist unit completed. Boiler has been hydro-tested. Further, Chimney, Pile Foundations, Switch yard foundations, Control Room Building, STG Building, Raw Water reservoir excavation/embankment works of the plant have been fully completed whereas the construction of Ash Dyke, Ash Silo, Coal Handling Plant, Railway Siding, Boiler erection, Clarified Water pipes laying, Bunkers, Plant Roads, RCC water system, Service Building, DCT, Mill bay, Electrostatic Precipitator was under advanced stage of completion,” the officials said.