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NTPC to start construction of Katwa Power Project from Sept

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Construction of the 1320MW thermal power plant at Katwa will begin from next September, a senior official of the the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) today said.

chairman Arup Roy Chowdhury, who Chief Minister today in this connection, said construction of the project will start in September as the land-related hurdles were over after farmers agreed to sell the requisite 150 acres of land needed for it.

"It will take four years' time to finish the first phase of the 660MW," he said.

Incidentally, the Corporation already has around 570-acre of land in its possession.

The proposed Rs 8,000-crore project was first conceived by Power Development Corporation but could not be executed due to land related issues. It was later handed over to the

First Published: Sat, June 14 2014. 19:09 IST