Foundation stone laid for 800 MW unit in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has laid the foundation stone for a new 800 MW power project to be set up near here.

In a statement issued here, the government said Jayalalithaa laid the foundation stone for the Rs.6,376 crore project on January 29.

She also handed over Rs.2,759 crore order to power equipment giant Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) to supply boiler, turbine, generator and also towards engineering, procurement and construction of the proposed power plant.

The proposed power project will come up within the existing complex of the North Chennai Thermal Power Project where two power units are already functional.

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