Two units of the under-construction 4,000 MW (5×800 MW) Yadadri thermal power plant in Telangana will be completed by December 2023.
CM KCR named this super critical thermal plant after the popular Yadadri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) on Monday (28 November) inspected the upcoming Super Critical Coal Based Yadadri Thermal Power Station in the southern part of the state.
Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCo) undertook the construction of 4,000 MW (5×800 MW) Yadadri thermal power Station at Veerlapalem village in Damaracherla mandal of Nalgonda District to meet the power demand of Industrial, domestic and agricultural sectors of the State.
The project construction works were awarded to BHEL on EPC contract system. The construction works of the project are in full swing.
Continuing his style of naming infrastructure projects after Hindu gods and temples, CM KCR named this thermal plant after the popular Yadadri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.
During the visit, officials informed the CM that two units will be completed by December 2023 and another two units will be completed by June 2024.
CM KCR instructed officials to build a township in 100 acres to house families of 10,000 workers of this plant in future. He also ordered for the construction of a seven km long concrete road to the plant with highway.
The total land area for establishment of the power station is 2,800 acres. This includes a thick greenbelt that will be developed around the project boundary in an extent of 1,225 acres of land. The main plant occupies just 250 acres.
The Annual Coal consumption for Yadadri Thermal Power Station is about 14 Million Tonnes per year which will be met from Singareni coal mines through a railway line from Vishnupuram railway station to the power plant.
Along with the domestic coal, imported coal from Indonesia would be used for this plant. While the domestic coal source is located around 300 kms, imported coal will be transported from Kakinada port located around 328 kms away.
The water required for Yadadri Thermal Power Station is 120 cusecs (i.e. 3.784 TMC per year). This water requirement will be met from Krishna River.
The estimated cost of this massive thermal power project is Rs 29,992 crore.