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CM gives nod for 1,000 MW power plant in Ropar

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal today gave in principle approval to set up a gas-based 1,000 MW power plant in collaboration with Gas Authority of India (GAIL) at Ropar.

chandigarh Updated: Jun 12, 2012 17:30 IST

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday gave in principle approval to set up a gas-based 1,000 MW power plant in collaboration with Gas Authority of India (GAIL) at Ropar.


This decision was taken by Badal in a meeting with the team of senior officers of GAIL led by its chairman and managing director BC Tripathi here this morning.

The chief minister asked the CMD Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) to convene a separate meeting with the top brass of GAIL to chalk out various issues involved in establishing the gas- based power plant at Ropar.

It was proposed to have three units of 330 MW each, initially a unit of 330 MW would be set up and subsequently two other units could be added at a later stage depending on the success of previous unit.

The project according to authorities was financially viable and self sustainable because 150 acres of land was already available in the vicinity of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant at Ropar.

Badal asked the GAIL CMD to immediately set up the needed infrastructure in the state for the assured supply of CNG to the transport sector.

He also agreed to the proposal of Tripathi to initially run the city bus service in Ludhiana and Jalandhar on CNG and later do the same with the Punjab Roadways and PEPSU buses.