New Delhi: A day after UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav reviewed status of power projects, BHEL on Monday said it will work to its "maximum capacity" to assure completion of all projects executed by it in the state.

The Navaratna Company said that the Chief Minister acknowledged the concerns raised by it during the meeting and had assured full support to BHEL on behalf of state government and UPRVUNL to resolve all issues on top most priority.

"...the meeting had taken place in a very cordial environment and BHEL's concerns were fully appreciated by the Chief Minister and senior officials of UP, who also assured full support to BHEL," it said in a statement.

At the meeting, BHEL's Chairman and Managing Director B P Rao had assured that the company would work to its "maximum capacity" to assure completion of all projects being executed in the state within the jointly decided time frame while ensuring the highest quality standards, the company added.

Referring to the Anpara-D thermal project in Sonbhadra district, BHEL said the Chief Minister was appraised of initial delays of commencement of activities from UPRVUNL and specific constraints being faced by BHEL currently in the execution of this contract.

The company further said that it sought specific help and cooperation from the state government to ensure that there are no further delays in project schedule due to non-availability of 'aggregates' for carrying out civil works due to closure of 'Dala' mines and "poor law and order situation" at site.

"It was, therefore, decided that BHEL, UPRVUNL and Government of UP will work out a detailed plan for commissioning of Anpara as well as other projects," the statement added.

Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday expressed concern over the "delay" in completion of Rs 9,000 crore projects of BHEL saying the state was facing acute power crisis and the delay will affect development of the state.

In the meeting, BHEL conveyed that of the six new units (two each at Harduaganj, Parichha and Anpara), three have already been commissioned.

Further, one more unit at Parichha is ready for commissioning since September 30 and is awaiting replacement of the failed generator transformer from UPRVUNL.

(Agencies)


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