Mahagenco to set up 2x500 MW Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Project Expansion in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. The land requirement is estimated as 174 ha, which includes 34 ha for greenbelt. The proposed plant will be located within the existing complex. Water will be obtained from Irai Dam. Coal will be obtained from Machakata Coal Block. No additional ash pond will be created as part of this project. The existing ash pond will be used. The ash pond is located at a distance of 13 km from the power plant and the unutilized ash will be disposed in the form of slurry through close pipelines. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 55000 million. It may be noted, that Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 40 km from the proposed Thermal Power Station site.