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Anil Ambani discusses Sasan project with Power Secy

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 20:49

New Delhi: Business tycoon Anil Ambani today
met Power Secretary H S Brahma and is believed to have had
discussions regarding the 4,000 MW coal-based ultra mega power
project at Sasan in Madhya Pradesh.

Anil`s group firm Reliance Power is currently executing
the Sasan project in Madhya Pradesh that the company bagged
through the international competitive bidding process in 2007.

The company is apparently facing some land acquisition
problems in the state and is understood to have discussed the
same with the Power Secretary.

The company achieved the financial closure for this
project in April this year and the first 800 MW unit of the
project is likely to come up during the current XIth Five Year
Plan Period (2007-12).

The coal for this project would come from Moher,
Moher-Amlohri extension and Chhatrasal coal blocks allocated
to it.

Reliance Power is also developing two such projects in
Andhra Pradesh (Krishnapatnam) and Jharkhand (Tilaiya). These
UMPPs require an investment of about Rs 18,000 crore per

Sasan UMPP is one of the four such projects allotted by
the government. The Power Ministry plans to allot three more
UMPPs in this financial year (2009-10).

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 20:49
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