Gorakhpur nuclear plant in Haryana to be operational by 2026; ACS PK Das visits project site

SGT Times Reporter

Chandigarh, November 16

Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department, PK Das today reviewed the progress of 4X700 MW Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (District Fatehabad) being set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).

DGM (HR)/NPCIL briefed to Additional Chief Secretary(Power) that construction work of the project is going on smoothly and so far an amount of Rs. 3400 crores have been spent on the project.

Das said that Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) granted the clearance for First Pour of Concrete for GHAVP-1&2 on November 18, 2020 based on the satisfactory review of Nuclear & Radiological Safety, Industrial & Fire Safety and Civil Engineering aspects as required for the GHAVP-1&2. Construction work for main plant started in full-fledged and foundation pile casting is completed for Nuclear Building-1& 2 area.

He said that contracts for Construction of Turbine Island have been awarded to BHEL. Major reactor equipments like Endshields have already been received and other equipments like Calandria and Steam Generators are in various stages of delivery. Construction of NPCIL Colony in Agroha is in advance stage. NPCIL is planning to start inhabitation in the colony by March, 2022. The first unit of 700 MW will start generation in year 2026 and remaining three units will be made operational one by one in every subsequent year.

He further informed that NPCIL has spent around Rs. 26 crores for carrying out several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the surrounding areas till date and further Rs. 8 crores has been planned to be spent on CSR activities in the financial year 2021-22.

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