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Pulichintala Hydel project all set to generate 120 MW power

Hyderabad: The Pulichintala Hydel Power Station is all set to generate power to the fullest capacity from this year onwards.

The works on this 120 MW power plant have come to a finishing stage. The Telangana State Genco has made arrangements to start the generation of power at the plant this rainy season when the required water is received at the plant. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao will dedicate the project to the people soon.

Against this backdrop, TS Genco CMD D Prabhakar Rao on Friday visited Pulichintala Project along with the senior officials. He has examined the works which reached a finishing stage. He has performed pooja for fitting the Runner for the Third Unit. He also examined the Pulichintala Plant’s Pylon model.

He held discussions with the senior officials, working agencies. One 30 MW Unit is already ready and another 30 MW Unit will also be completed. By August end, the Third Unit and by October end fourth Unit will be ready.

With this, the chief minister’s aim of completing the project 100 per cent this year is going to become a reality.

Prabhakar Rao instructed the officials that Pulichintala Project has so far received 32 meters of water and when the level reaches 42.6 meters, the power generation should begin.

He also instructed officials about the precautions to be taken and run up actions to be taken. The CMD has made action plan to complete the project cent percent by October 30 and delegated the responsibilities to the official wise.

He wanted the officials to start count down from Friday itself and complete the works on a war footing.

There was not even one unit generation of power in Pulichintala when the Telangana state was formed. Even the plant works have not began, though the then state government has decided to construct the plant in 2006 itself but no work began when the state was formed.

In the very first week of becoming the Chief Minister, KCR held a review meeting and instructed the officials to complete the power plants on a war footing. As part of the decision, the Chief Minister has asked the TS Genco to take up the construction of Pulichintala Hydel Power Plant.

Accordingly, a new DPR was made with the amending the rates and with Rs 563 Crore expenditure the works on the plant began in 2015. The TS Genco is completing the plant in a record time of two years and getting it ready to be dedicated to the people.

With Pulichintala generating 120 MWs, the total power generation capacity in the state will be 2442 MWs.

The TS Genco is also making efforts to set up a Solar Power Plants at Pulichintala. The Plants are coming up in a sprawling 90 acres land on the banks of river Krishna.

Sri Prabhakar Rao has also visited this site. He said that 7 solar power plants will be set up at the site and tenders have also been invited. In Telangana State Solar power plants will be set up to generate about 5000 MWs.

By Now, already 2000 MWs Solar power came into use and in the next two years, another 3000 MWs will be added. He has expressed hope that the state will reach 28,000 MWs power generation in Thermal, Hydel, Solar as desired b the CM.

TS Genco Director Venkatrajam, OSD Divakar, Transco GM G Vijay Kumar, Senior Engineers Sadguna Kumar, Srinivas Reddy, Ashok Kumar, Ravi Nagireddy, Narsimha Rao, Suresh and others accompanied the CMD in his visit. (INN)

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