KOVVADA Nuclear Park Project Director G Venkata Ramesh, who is on a two-day visit to Tirupati, said that the nuclear power project reports of AP sent by the State government, have been cleared by the Centre. Speaking to Express here on Wednesday, Ramesh said that the proposed nuclear power plant at Kavali will be set up with total Russian collaboration. “At the time of proposal, the project cost of 6000 MW nuclear power plant was `20 crore per megawatt.
At present, the cost is higher and it has been estimated at `25 crore per megawatt,” he said. Basic reports and land inspection in Chennaya Palem, Thummalapalli, Alluru and Ramapuram for setting up of the nuclear power plant in Kavali have been completed and reports sent to the higher authorities. The first three villages for the nuclear power project have been cleared by the Centre. The fourth place has not been finalised yet. Several land investigation reports of surface and deep soil are required for setting up of a nuclear power plant, he said. For Kovvada Nuclear Park, 600 acres of land which has been already alienated for the project, is yet to be handed over to the authorities. About 2,000 acres of land has been handed over to the project authorities till now. Read More…
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