The West Bengal government has floated a global tender for its first mega power project. The 1000 MW project will come up as the second phase of the Sagardighi Thermal Power project in Murshidabad, which has two units of 300 MW each now. As such land, which is stalling many a project, will not be a problem in this case.
Given the reliefs, on account of excise and customs that the mega power project attracts, the tariff on the power flowing from this project was set to be lower, sources said. Moreover some of the facilities were already operational. The project is being implemented by the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd. It now takes about Rs. 5 crore to install a single MW of thermal power.