Gadkari warns to snap agreement over delay in Bhandewadi energy plant


Gadkari warns to snap agreement over delay in Bhandewadi energy plant

A significant delay in energy plant project of Nagpur Municipal Corporation, which hoped for generating electricity from solid waste at Bhandewadi, has invited ire of Nagpur MP and Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari who lambasted the officials of Easel Utilities and Hitachi Zosan India Pot Ltd engaged in setting up the plant.

Gadkari has warned that if the work did not start soon, he would ask the NMC to cancel the agreement with the JV and award the project to another company. As per the initial plan, the joint venture (JV) is supposed to set up a 11.5 MW plant and use 800 tonne garbage supplied by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) daily.

The power generated is to be sold to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) at Rs 7 per unit.  n May 2017, the civic body had signed an agreement with the JV in May, 2017, for construction of the plant. However, due to various reasons the project is yet to take off.  Read More

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