Centre gives green nod to 1,320 MW Khurja power project

The union government has accorded green nod for setting up 1,320 MW coal-based supercritical Khurja Thermal Power Project. It will come up at a cost of Rs 9,747.5 crore in Bulandshahar district, Uttar Pradesh.

The proposed project to be implemented by state-run THDC India (THDCIL) along with the UP government will address the electricity shortage being faced in northern India, said a PTI report.

“The environment ministry has given the final green clearance to the Khurja Power Project with some conditions,” a senior government official was quoted as saying.

The proposal is for setting up two units of 660 MW and the power generated from the project will be evacuated through 400 KV transmission systems by Power Grid Corporation.

Among conditions specified, the company has been asked to take separate environment clearance for township construction.

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