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Bhadradri thermal plant works at a brisk pace

Bhadradri thermal plant works at a brisk pace
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The works of the prestigious 1,080 MW Bhadradri Thermal Power Station (BTPS), being set up in about 1,050 acres on the border area of Manuguru and...

Kothagudem: The works of the prestigious 1,080 MW Bhadradri Thermal Power Station (BTPS), being set up in about 1,050 acres on the border area of Manuguru and Pinapaka, are going on a brisk pace. The officials of Genco and BHEL are overseeing the construction, which is likely to be completed ahead of schedule.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had launched the work on March 28, 2015, the works of which were stopped for 18 months. Now the works are revived. The work on plant’s boilers, power house chimney and road are going on a fast pace by companies like Siscon, Srusti, Bridge & Roop, Slipco, Srivijaya, BJCAL, PCPIL, Paharpur, Kaindwel, Santosh, PRVPR, Anstin, RG, Kanwar Enterprises Ltd. About 19 agencies employing 1,200 workers were on the job. So far, civil works to the extent of 95 per cent in unit I, 50 per cent in unit II, 70 per cent in unit III and 35 per cent in unit IV have been completed.

Machinery and plant materials were being transported to the dumping yard near Sambaigudem in Manuguru mandal. Telangana State Genco CMD Prabhakar Rao was overseeing the construction at regular intervals. The work is gaining pace following several suggestions made by Genco and BHEL officials under the supervision of Pinapaka MLA Payam Venkateshwarlu.

Recently he inspected the construction and advised the local officials after meeting Genco and BHEL representatives that the work should be speeded up. He assured the administration’s cooperation in ensuring expeditious completion of BTPS.

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