Thermal plant progress reviewed

HARYANA Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda reviewed the progress of the construction work of the 2x600 MW Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant being set up at Khedar in Hisar. A spokesman of the power department said that the ongoing civil and mechanical works of the mega project were on in full swing. As much as 98 per cent of the piling works had been completed and the work of boiler erection had commenced on December 4 last year. The base raft foundations of the Cooling Towers and Chimney had also been cast. The two units would start generating power by November 2009 and February 2010. On completion of the project, as many as 288 lakh units of electricity per day would be available for the people of Haryana. The spokesman said that the progress of 2x300 MW Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Project, Yamuna Nagar was also reviewed. It was informed that after synchronization in November 2007, Unit-1 had generated 728 lakh units which had been pumped into the grid. This unit would start com- h; mercial operation in March,2008. The Unit will be synchronized on oil in March, 5l 2008, he informed. Haryana Power Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala was also present on the occasion.