Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone for NTPC Power Project in Telangana
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today lay the foundation stone for a Rs 10,000 crore power project in Telangana.
PM Modi will reach Begumpet airport in a special flight during afternoon, and will be reaching Gajwel in the Medak district in a chopper, reported PTI.
He will be addressing a rally to be attended by more than 1 lakh people. More than 5,000 police personnel have been deployed for the ceremony, added PTI.
Telangana and AP Governor E S L Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao(KCR) Union Minister of State Power, Coal, New & Renewable energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Bandaru Dattatreya will also be attending the programme, added PTI.
“Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has invited the Prime Minister to the state to participate in various programmes and accordingly, Mr Modi will visit the state for the first time, on August 7,” a press release from state government said.
The PM will observe the work of first phase of the NTPC Super Thermal Power Project (STPP). NTPC plans to make the project in two phases.
The first phase will involve 1600 MW (2x800MW) and second phase 2400 MW (3×800 MW), said NTPC in a statement.
The project will be undertaken in the company’s land in Ramagundam station, with a budget to the tune of Rs 10598.98 crore, added the company.
According to the AP Reorganisation Act of 2014, NTPC is supposed to build a 4000MW power plant for the new state of Telangana.
Following the order, the Coal ministry had provided Mandakini-B coal mine in Odisha to NTPC for setting up of the plant .
Akun Sabhrwal, DIG, Hyderabad Range said, a mammoth crowd of close to 1.5 lakh people are estimated to be present at Modi’s public meeting at Gajwel.
He is also likely to inaugurate the Mission Bhagiratha located at Komatibanda today itself. Later in the evening, Modi will address a BJP workers meeting in Hyderabad, said Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya.