The third proposed 1,000-MW power plant on the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) will be set up in Madhya Pradesh’s Chainpura industrial area in Guna district.
To be commissioned by the DMIC Development Corporation (DMICDC), the set up will be a part of six power plants allocated for the corridor in the first stage (see graphics).
“All the six power plants, with a total R20,000-25,000 crore investment will be set up close to the gas grid,” said Amitabh Kant, CEO and MD, DMICDC. “We are going for gas-based plants due to higher efficiency and environment-friendly technology.”
Having acquired 250 acres of land at the Chainpura industrial area, the Madhya Pradesh government has issued land allotment letter and confirmed water linkage from Gopi-Krishna Sagar dam for the project. “We’ll extend all kind of support required for this ambitious project,” Satya Prakash, additional chief secretary, commerce and industry, told HT.
The three projects — two in Maharashtra (Bhagad & Indapur) and one in MP — have received the first stage environmental clearance. DMICDC has already signed an MoU with GAIL for sourcing of gas.
The DMIC — a mega infra-structure project of $90 billion — covers around 1,483 km between Delhi and Mumbai.