Prime Minister Narendra Modi planning to visit Telangana State in the last week of this month to participate in some programmes in Hyderabad, the NTPC authorities were planning to invite the Prime Minister for the formal foundation laying ceremony of the prestigious project in Ramagundam.
Similarly, the authorities were also planning to ensure that the Prime Minister lays foundation stone for the revival of Fertilizer Corporation of Indian (FCI) as Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL) in Ramagundam. The coal operated sick FCI was closed in 1999.
A year ago, the National Fertilizers limited (NFL), Engineers India limited (EIL) and Fertilizer Corporation India limited (FCIL) have signed an agreement to take up the revival of FCI as RFCL by using gas. Accordingly, the environmental public hearing for the project was completed a year ago. Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizer Hansraj Gangaram Ahir had visited the RFCL twice to oversee the revival works with the officials concerned. The supply of water and electricity for the project were also made by the government.
The stage-I of TSTPP of 1,600 MWs would be taken up on the existing premises of the NTPC Ramagundam. The authorities have conducted environmental assessment surveys and also environmental public hearing for the project. Already, the authorities have taken up levelling work of the project and other tests such as ground etc for the project.
The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ramagundam authorities are taking all measures for the official foundation laying ceremony of its expansion programme of adding additional 1600 MWs (2 X 800 MW) power plants tentatively this month-end.
The 1,600 MWs of power plants were coming up as part of the Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (TSTPP) by the NTPC Ramagundam as was mentioned in the AP States Reorganisation Act, which announced setting up of 4,000 MWs of power plant by NTPC in Telangana State.
Input from The Hindu