Reliance Power has successfully commissioned its fourth unit of 300 MW at Rosa Thermal Power plant making the 1,200 MW project fully operational.

The 1,200-MW Rosa Thermal Power Project of Reliance Power in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh has become fully operational with the final unit of 300 MW being commissioned on March 31.

The mega power project has achieved this benchmark four months ahead of schedule — it was to be commissioned in July, said a release issued by the company.

Anil Ambani group firm Reliance Power today said it has commissioned another 300-MW unit under its Rosa project in Uttar Pradesh, taking the company's total capacity to 900 MW.

Reliance Power expects to have a total installed capacity of 5,000 MW by December, 2012, including thermal, gas and renewable energy. This would include the first 660-MW unit of the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, which would be commissioned by December next year, company CEO J P Chalasani said.

LUCKNOW: The flood situation remained grim in the state on Sunday though rainfall remained subdued.

Four persons, including two children, were killed during dust storm and lightning incidents in several districts of Uttar Pradesh, the police said on Tuesday.

Satyendra Singh (30), husband of a block development committee member, was killed after being stuck by lightning at Mahua Pamai village in the Khutar area of Shahjahanpur district in morning, they said.

In a separate incident, Pooja (1

Nine killed, all major rivers flowing above danger mark

LUCKNOW: Nine persons died due to rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday where the flood situation worsened due to a rise in the level of major rivers in several districts, affecting road and railway traffic.

Three persons died in Ramabai Nagar, two each in Badaun and Shahjahanpur, while Bareilly and Pilibhit recorded one de

The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh has worsened, particularly in the western parts of the state where the swollen river Ramganga has submerged more than 2,000 villages in Moradabad, Rampur and Bijnore districts, an official spokesman said here on Sunday.

Due to the floods, vehicular traffic on National Highway-24 connecting New Delhi and Lucknow via Bareilly has been disrupted at Moradabad.

When Uttar Pradesh declared 47 of its districts as drought-hit, sugar mill owners of the state were left feeling bitter. Large parts of the cane belt are located in these districts that saw many sugar mills come up over the past several years.

RELIANCE Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG)-promoted 1,200 mw Rosa power project in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, is slated to be completed by early 2010, nine months ahead of schedule. According to sources, its construction is progressing and the first phase is all set to commence operation in the second quarter of 2009. Work on the second phase is expected to be completed by early 2010.

Virendra Singh Rawat / New Delhi/ Shahjahanpur December 29, 2009, 0:04 IST

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