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Mumbai Metro to purchase 50 MW solar power from upcoming

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Metro has assured to purchase 50 MW power from upcoming Vikhran solar plant in district, a senior government said today.

State department Principal Secretary Arvind Singh said the government had signed an agreement to purchase 50 MW from the plant, to be set up in district in north

The government, in a bid to strengthen its footing in the renewable segment, is planning to set up a 500 MW solar park at Vikhran.

"The entire investment in the park will come from private parties. There are two private players who are looking to set up plants in Maharashtra," said Singh, refusing to divulge names of the interested companies.

He said Metro had given a letter to the State Power Generation Corporation (Mahageneco) and has assured to purchase 50 MW power from the plant.

Metro is operated by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (all lines except Lines 1 & 3), Mumbai Metro One (Line 1), (Line 3).

Dharma Patil, a from Vikhran, had committed suicide at Mantralaya in January this year, demanding adequate compensation to his land which was acquired for a thermal plant, which was later changed to the solar park.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 22:20 IST