The Rs. 14,000-crore nuclear power project at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu is likely to be commissioned on August 25 if the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) gives its nod for a trial-run by this month-end.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy told The Hindu on Tuesday August 25 was fixed tentatively for commissioning the 1,000-MW first unit, as the AERB’s clearance for a trial-run was in the final stages.