Centre to Cooperate on T Power Needs

  • Setting up thermal power plant
  • Agreement of 1000 MW from Chattisgarh

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao today urged Union Power Minister Peeyush Goel to take initiative to allocate adequate coal to Telangana Government to set up a new thermal power plant, besides speedy completion of transmission corridor construction connecting the Northern Grid and the Southern Grid.

The Union Minister today called on Rao at camp office and promised to take initiative on the formers’ demands. He offered related letters of coal allocations and new lines for power transmission and also letters sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on power needs. Goel appreciated the efforts of the chief minister for avoiding power cuts in one year and for preparing plans of producing 2500 MW of solar power.

As a part of making Telangana a surplus state in power sector the Rao informed the union minister about the initiative being taken which requires a boost from the central. To this, Goel agreed to offer necessary cooperation.

Rao apprised that they signed an agreement to get 1,000 MW power from Chattisgarh and a similar quantity in future for which transmission lines is essential. He also emphasized the need for speedy completion of 765 KV lines through Vardha-Nizamabad- Hyderabad, Angul-Palasa-Vemagiri-Khammam-Hyderabad and Varora-Warangal lanes.

Seeking 29.70 metric tons of coal allocations for 10,000 MWof production (6,000 MW through Genco and 4,000 MW through NTPC), Rao also sought to divert allocations of 3.5 metric tons of coal to Telangana from BPL Company for stalling power production as of now.

When Goel asked the state government to use only LED lights in the streets to save power, Rao said that they had prepared plans to do so in all the towns in one year. (NSS)

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