Rajasthan to get 60 lakh more units of electricity

Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: Rajasthan will start getting an additional 60 lakh units of electricity every day after synchronisation of the sixth unit of the Suratgarh thermal power project which was lit up this past Sunday. The State Vidyut Utpadan Nigam has set the target of starting the 250 MW unit by March this year.

According to Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Chairman and Managing Director S. K. Kalla, the total capacity of the Suratgarh plant would go up to 1,500 MW after the sixth unit starts functioning. The unit’s boiler was lit up in the presence of representatives of BHEL.

Mr. Kalla said the unit’s construction would entail an expenditure of Rs.1,117 crore. The Nigam had lit up the boiler of the seventh unit of the Kota thermal power project and started power production in the Giral project’s second unit earlier this month.

According to Mr. Kalla, the Vidyut Utpadan Nigam is making preparations for lighting up the first unit of the Chhabra thermal power plant later this month for facilitating early power production.

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