The Vallur thermal power project, a joint venture project of the erstwhile Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) and the NTPC, should have supplied at least 375 megawatt of electricity to Tamil Nadu nearly two years ago – October 2010. The State should have got another 375 MW from the project in April 2011 and 375 MW more in October 2011.

This was the schedule of the project made public three years ago. In two weeks, it is going to be five years since the formal inauguration of work on the project.

Despite issues, TNRDC officials confident of completing work before deadline

The Rs.600-crore Ennore-Manali Road Improvement Project (EMRIP) has been put on the fast track and will be completed before the target date, a top official of Tamil Nadu Road Development Company (TNRDC) said on Tuesday.

Energy-related engineering and manufacturing enterprise Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has approached the Tamil Nadu government to reconsider its decision on cancelling a joint venture (JV) for the Rs 8000-crore Udangudi power project in downstate Tuticorin.

"We have written to the state government that we have enhanced our capacity to 20,000 Mw. So, considering our order-book size, we can complete the project within the set target of December 2015 if the job is given to us,"

Power Secretary P. Uma Shankar said 1000 MWe would be added in the next quarter and another 1000 MWe in the last quarter of this year.
The Vallur Power Project (3x500), the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)'s joint venture with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, was well on target. “The first unit will be ready by the end of this year,” said Arup Roy Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC.

Final Environmental Impact Assessment Report (After Public Hearing as per MoEF Notification S.O.1533 dt. 14th Sep 2006) for Proposed (2×800 MW) Thermal Power Project at Vayalur Village, Ambathur Taluk, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu.

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to encourage the private sector to set up units in the state to address the acute power shortage and as part of this, five private companies have “cleared formalities” to establish thermal power plants.

The Tamil Nadu Government has sanctioned over Rs 115 crore for two projects under the Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation and Water Bodies Restoration and Management programme to modernise irrigati

It will be lifted on May 30
RAMANATHAPURAM: The 45-day annual ban on fishing begun on Friday in different coastal parts of the State.

Almost all 700 mechanised boats at Rameswaram were anchored at the fishing harbour. Similarly, boats at Mandapam and Pamban also did not venture into the sea.

Chennai city has three lakh more people living in it now than it had in 2001.

Autorickshaws predictably made the most of the weather, demanding `200 to ply from T Nagar to Royapettah.