Award for Yamunanagar power plant

Special Correspondent

CHANDIGARH: The Union Power Ministry has acknowledged “efficient project management practices” adopted by Haryana Power Generation Corporation by selecting the 600-MW Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram Power Project at Yamunanagar for the Meritorious Performance Award for 2008-09.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda told media persons in Hisar on Wednesday that the Central Electricity Authority in New Delhi had selected the Yamunanagar project for award of Gold Shield for Meritorious Performance under ‘Th-2’ category for early completion of the project. The awards will be presented by the Union Power Minister at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi this Friday.

Managing Director of the project Sanjeev Kaushal said the Plant Load Factor which was around 50 per cent at the time of formation of the Corporation in 1998 had now increased to 84 per cent, which was a tremendous achievement.

Earlier, Mr. Hooda lighted up the boiler of the second 600-MW unit of the Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Project at Khedar. He said this unit would be synchronised by March 15 this year.

Special Correspondent adds from Jaipur:

The public sector Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam has been selected for two national awards for speedy installation of a 220-KV Grid sub-station at Kishangarh in Ajmer district and construction of the 400-KV Chhabra-Daira transmission line in the State.

According to the Vidyut Prasaran Nigam chairman, State Energy Secretary Naresh Pal Gangwar, the Union Government will give the gold shield for the Grid sub-station, constructed in a record time of 14 months and 12 days at a cost of Rs.25 crore, while acknowledging it as the best executed power transmission project of the year.

The Chhabra-Daira transmission line of the length of 26 circuit km, constructed in 20 months and 12 days at a cost of Rs.223 crore, has been selected for the Union Power Ministry’s silver shield.

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