CCEA to revise Rampur hydro power project cost to Rs 4,233 crore

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New Delhi | Published: October 4, 2017 12:44:10 AM

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to approve revised cost of 412 MW Rampur hydro power project implemented by SJVN Ltd at Rs 4,233.21 crore in its meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

Rampur hydro power, CCEA, Kullu districtThe Rampur project in Kullu district is being operated in tandem with Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station. (Reuters)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to approve revised cost of 412 MW Rampur hydro power project implemented by SJVN Ltd at Rs 4,233.21 crore in its meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

“The proposal to revise cost of Rampur Hydro Power project of the SJVNL (Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd) is listed on the agenda of the CCEA meeting tomorrow,” a government source said.

The source further told that the CCEA will revise the cost of the project to Rs 4,233.21 crore from Rs 2,047.06 crore estimated on March, 2006 price level during detailed project report stage.

Last year in October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dedicated 412 MW Rampur Hydro Station of SJVNL projects to the Nation in Mandi along with other two flagship projects– 800 MW Hydro Power Station of NTPC- Koldam and 520 MW Parvati Project of NHPC.

The Rampur project in Kullu district is being operated in tandem with Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station. This project provides 13 per cent free power to Himachal Pradesh.
Besides, the power from this plant is also distributed to Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The SJVNL is a central public sector undertaking.

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