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DVC's Bokaro power plant likely to be commissioned in 2012-13

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government today said that Damodar Valley Corporation's 500 MW station in is likely to be commissioned in financial year 2012-13.

"Bokaro-A Station (500 MW) is likely to be commissioned in the 12th Plan in financial year 2012-13," Minister of State for Power K C Venugopal told the Lok Sabha said in a written reply.

According to him, the estimated cost for setting up the plant in Bokaro, Jharkhand, is about Rs 3,550 crore.

is also setting up another 500 MW plant at Chandrapura in

"The estimated cost for setting up of the Chandrapura Station (CTPS) Extension Units 7 & 8 is Rs 2,611.34 crore. 500 MW of power will be generated from this project," the Minister said.

He noted that commercial operation at CTPS is likely to commence within the 11th Plan period (2007-12). The two units were commissioned in November 2009 and March 2010.

First Published: Fri, March 04 2011. 18:10 IST