New Delhi: SJVN Limited's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma visited the 1,320 MW Buxar Thermal Power Plant in Bihar on Friday. During his official visit, he laid the foundation stone of 'Mini Smart Township' for the power Plant. The occasion has been graced by SJVN's Director (Personnel) Geeta Kapur, Director (Finance) AK Singh, and Director (Electrical) Sushil Kumar Sharma. On this occasion SJVN Thermal Pvt. Ltd's (STPL) CEO Sanjeev Sood CEO was also present along with senior officials from SJVN & STPL.
Addressing the employees Sharma told that, the "Mini Smart Township" reflects the concern of SJVN's management for its employees. The township will consist of residential buildings, office complex, guest houses, sports complex, clubs, hospital, school, shopping complex, auditorium & Amphitheater. The Township is being developed on smart city concept and green building provisions are being incorporated. The smart city will have state-of-art concepts of rainwater harvesting systems and solar panels for energy needs. The proposed township will comprise multi-storied dwelling units with enough open & green areas walkways, parks and water bodies.
The foundation stone of the 1,320 MW Buxar Thermal Power Plant was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 9, 2019. Sharma also informed that the progress of the project is being continuously monitored by Union Minister for Power RK Singh. He exhorted all stakeholders to enthusiastically strive hard to commission the Project prior to the scheduled timeframe.
He further stated that a 1,320 MW (2X660 MW) Buxar Thermal Power Plant with Ultra Super Critical Technology is being developed by SJVN Thermal Pvt. Ltd (a fully owned subsidiary of SJVN Limited). The plant involves an investment of around Rupees 11,000 crore. On commissioning, the plant will generate 9,828 million units of electricity. He emphasized to contribute towards the target of "24X7 Power for All" set by the Prime Minister of India. He stated that every individual associated with activities of the Plant has to concertedly work towards commissioning of the first unit of the Plant by June 2023 and the second unit by January 2024.
Besides this, Sharma along with other directors and senior officers reviewed the progress of activities and inspected all the major components of the Plant. He appreciated the dedicated efforts of all associated in maintaining the momentum of works even in the difficult times of pandemic of COVID-19.
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