The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has begun the process to restart the first 1,000 MW unit at its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) following the sectoral regulator's permission, said a senior official.
The final resolution of the vexed issue of India`s nuclear liability law applying on the Kudankulam units 3 and 4 in Tamil Nadu state hinges on the reinsurance of the risk, according to the Russian builders of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.
Aam Aadmi Party today got support from an unexpected quarter for next week`s Delhi Assembly polls, with anti-Kudankulam nuclear plant group in Tamil Nadu expressing solidarity with Arvind Kejriwal`s party.
A day after an explosion at a village near Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant here claimed six lives, police formed a team to probe it and stepped up security even as two live bombs were recovered from the area.
Power generation in the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, which was shut down after running for a couple of hours on Tuesday, would resume soon after completion of preparatory work and certain mandatory procedures.
India`s plans to wrap up a quick nuclear deal with Russia on the setting up of two new units at Kudankulam have received a jolt with a commercial agreement on it unlikely to be signed here on Monday during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s talks with President Vladimir Putin as legal hitches appear to have cropped up over the liability law.
India`s atomic power plants operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) now hopes the first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will start commercial operations next month.