Nalanda Power , a RPG Group company is to set up 2000 MW thermal power project at Pirpainit South in Bhagalpur district of Bihar. The site is reported to conform to the siting guidelines in terms of distance of 500 m from railway line, highway and HFL of the river. Water requirement will be met from river Ganga. The land requirement is 878 acres. The project is at planning stage and yet to get clearances.
MoU signed on 3rd July 2008. Validity of MoU extended upto 02.10.2011. BSEB has right to purchase 25% of power from the proposed project.
Project Details :
4x500 MW (in two phases) at south Pirpainti, Dist.: Bhagalpur
Estimated Cost : Rs. 9260 Crores excluding IDC
Coal requirement: 5.24 MMTPA for 2X500 MW (Phase-I)
Pre-feasibility Report prepared. DPR will be prepared after coal linkage.
Land requirement 878 acres (2 Phases) at Khidirpur, Choudhary Basantpur, Laxmipur, Bijoram Chawk, Shadipur, Hiranand, Govindpur at Pirpainti South, Bhagalpur district. 404 acres of land identified for the main plant area. NOC received from District Collector for setting up the power station in the identified land vide letter no. 1465 dated 09.07.09.
MoEF accorded Prior Clearance for the site vide letter dt 10.02.09.
Formal application with requisite fee made to Ministry of coal for long term coal linkage on 26.07.08. Coal linkage still awaited. MECON has completed EIA Study based on ToR approved by MoEF. Public hearing to be conducted shortly.
Water Resources Dept, GoB has approved drawal of 80 Cusec of consumptive water from River Ganga on 21.10.2008. CWC has approved that 80 cusecs of water provided for the project is out of the water available in Eastern Kosi Canal System within its present utilization.
NOC obtained from Airport Authority of India in April’2009 for construction of Chimney.
Railway siding study conducted for connectivity.
Power Evacuation- Applied to PGCIL on 13.02.2009.
Expected schedule of commissioning - 12th Plan.