Lucknow: In a bid to meet shortfall of power in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to build five thermal power plants with a total generation capacity of 9,940 MW.

“It has been planned to set up five thermal power projects in the state, including a 4,000 MW UMPP in Chitrakoot district,” a senior UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) officer said.

“The state utility has already started an exercise in this regard and has invited request for proposal for selection of consultant,” he added.

The five plants, including an ultra mega power plant of 4,000 MW, will be built by the private sector on the basis of tariff based competitive bidding process.

However, the basic infrastructure will be developed by the UPPCL, official sources said. As per the plan, the 4000-MW UMPP will be set up in Chitrakoot district and a 3x660 MW thermal plant in Bargadh, in Farukkhabad district.

“In addition, three 2x660 MW plant each have been proposed in Chola in Bulandshahr, Dohrighat in Mau and Sabdila in Hardoi district,” sources said. - PTI