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Purulia power plant to be operational by 2013

The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is planning to commission the first 600MW unit of its around Rs.15,000-crore Raghunathpur power project in Purulia district by early 2013, a senior official said in Raghunathpur, West Bengal, on Sunday.

The project, about 250 km from Kolkata, will be completed in two phases. The first phase, comprising two units of 600MW each at an estimated cost of Rs.6,000 crore, is planned to be commissioned in two stages by 2013.

The second phase, also having two units with a capacity of 660MW each, involves an investment between Rs.9,000-10,000 crore. It is expected to be operational by 2017.

"The first unit (in the project's first phase) - the first supercritical thermal power plant in (West) Bengal - will be commissioned by the end of this fiscal (March 31, 2013) or early next fiscal," said J.K. Singh, chief engineer of Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station (RTPS).

"The second unit will be commissioned six months after commissioning of the first unit," Singh said on the sidelines of the foundation-laying ceremony of the second phase of RTPS.