1,000 MW power plant in Punjab

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday gave in-principle approval for a gas based 1,000 MW power plant, to be set up in collaboration with Gas Authority of India at Ropar.

The decision was taken here by Badal at a meeting with the team of senior officers of Gail, led by its chairman and managing director B C Tripathi.

Badal asked the CMD of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd to convene a separate meeting with the top brass of Gail to thrash out various issues involved in establishing the power plant at Ropar.

It was proposed to have three units of 330 MW each. Initially, 330 MW unit could be set up and other two units could follow, an official spokesman said.

The project was seen as financially viable and self-sustaining as 150 acres of land was already available in the vicinity of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant at Ropar, and an assured gas supply from Dadri–Nangal pipeline was on its way, he said.

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