President to inaugurate Tripura power plant

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 17:08

Agartala: President Pranab Mukherjee would inaugurate the 726.6 MG watt gas based thermal project at Palatana in Tripura`s Gomati district on June 21, official sources said on Sunday.

The Rs 9000 crore project set up by ONGC?Tripura Power Corporation (OTPC) would produce 363.3 MW in the first phase, Power Minister Manik Dey said.

The plant started trial run yesterday and full scale generation is likely to be started in July.

"It started producing 115 MW and within 15 days 363.3 MG watt power would be produced," he told a news agency.

Four North-Eastern states - Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Manipur - would buy power from the Palatana power plant.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had laid the foundation stone of the project in 2005.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 17:08

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