Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: Minister for Energy K.S. Eshwarappa said here on Saturday that a delegation would be taken to Delhi soon to seek the Centre’s approval for the ultra mega thermal power project proposed to be set up at Kodige in Bijapur district.

Talking to presspersons, he said the Central study team that visited the site of the proposed power project had given permission for generation of only 2,000 MW of power, while the plan was to generate 4,000 MW.

He said the Centre would be urged to grant permission for setting up the 4,000 MW power project. He said there was all-round support for the project. He said that there were no issues that might go against the proposed ultra mega project as the site proposed for it did not involve any forest land and the perennial supply of 4 tmcft of water required for it was assured.

Earlier, speaking as the chief guest at the special general body meeting of the SC/ST Welfare Association of the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (KPTCL), he said that the services of gangmen working in the KPTCL for the last eight years would be regularised.