PM Modi inaugurates new units in Koradi thermal power station in Nagpur
These dedicated thermal power stations include three super-critical units 660 MW each at Koradi, two of 500 MW each at Chandrapur and one of 250 MW at Parli.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 April 2017 dedicated various units of the thermal power plants at Koradi, Chandrapur and Parli of Maharashtra to the nation. The total capacity of these plants is 3230 Mega Watts.
The dedicated power plants include
• Three super-critical units 660 MW each at Koradi
• Two of 500 MW each at Chandrapur
• One of 250 MW at Parli
The power station was inaugurated during Modi’s day-long visit to Nagpur.
Highlights of PM Modi’s visit to Nagpur
• Immediately after arrival at airport, he proceeded to sacred Deekshabhoomi and paid rich tributes to the Architect of Indian Constitution Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at the Central Memorial on his birth anniversary.
• Later, he dedicated the thermal power plants to the nation.
• Other events that is scheduled in the day are
• He will release two special commemorative postal stamps. The two stamps of five rupees denomination and they are
a) One depicts Deekshabhoomi in its full glory
b) The other with twin pictures of Lord Gautam Buddha and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
• At another function of NITI Aayog, PM Modi will grace the 100th and final Digidhan Mela, where the prize-winners of Lucky Grahak and Digidhan Vyapar Yojana would be awarded. The function will be held at Mankapur Indoor Stadium.
• During the function, he will also launch several initiatives including launch BHIM-Aadhaar (the merchant interface of the BHIM app) and the ambitious ‘Home for All by 2022’ scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana by performing bhoomipujan for 21 projects coming up in state.
• He will also lay the foundation stone for the Nagpur campus of Indiana Institute of Management as well as All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Indian Institute of Information Technology.