KHAMMAM: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao asserted that Telangana would become a power surplus State and would be able to generate a total of 24,000 MW of electricity by March 2018.
He laid the foundation for Bhadradri Thermal Power Plant, that has a generation capacity 1,080 MW, near Manuguru in the district on Saturday. Addressing mediapersons after the ceremony, he said the State will be investing Rs 91,500 crore for the construction of all power projects in Telangana. He said the government had entered into an agreement with BHEL for the construction of Bhadradri Power Project. “BHEL has assured completion of Bhadradri project within 24 months and I will come to inaugurate it,” he said. The estimated cost of this project will be Rs 7,296 crore.
“We have also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rural Electrification Corporation, as well as Power Finance Corporation in order to obtain funds for the State’s power projects,” he said.
Speaking about the power projects at Srirampur in Adilabad, and at Kothagudem in Khammam, the CM said the power production from the two thermal power plants, who’s combined capacity is 2,000 MW, will begin by the end of this year.
“Another 600 MW of power will be generated from the Kakatiya Thermal Power Project at Bhupalpally in Warangal in 2016,” he said.
The CM also said that the State will ensure 24/7 power supply to IT companies and other industries soon, and invited the companies to set up their units in Telangana.
CM Arrives in Hanamkonda
Warangal: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has arrived in Hanamkonda on Saturday evening after attending two programmes in Khammam district. According to the sources, the CM would stay at former minister V Laxmikantha Rao’s home on Hunter Road in the city. He would depart from Hanamkonda at 10 am on Sunday by a chopper to undertake aerial survey of Devadula lift irrigation project and proposed Kanthanapally project in Eturunagaram area and then proceed to Kaleswaram before leaving for Hyderabad.
Master Plan Soon for Temple Town
Bhadrachalam: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has declared that Bhadrachalam and its surroundings will be developed as a major spiritual and tourist destination in the state. Speaking to mediapersons near Manuguru on Saturday, he said, “Bhadrachalam has a great spiritual history and will be developed more than Yadagirigutta. Parnasala and other holy places will also be developed and a master plan would be prepared, he said and added that the Kaleswaram temple on the banks of the Godavari in Karimnagar He said three of the contiguous villages merged with AP needed for all-round development of the holy town and said he would meet the prime minister to seek de-merger. He would also meet his Andhra Pradesh counterpart on the issue, he said.