Lucknow: Good news for the natives of Uttar Pradesh. The power supply in the state is set to increase by 500 megawatts as both the units of the Parichha power plant will start generating electricity from April. The closed unit of 210 megawatts capacity will restart from March 6.

Energy Secretary and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited CMD, Navneet Sehgal visited the site to inspect the maintenance work of the units. Along with the officials of BHEL and NTPC, Sehgal reviewed the work-in-progress unit.

Sehgal said, “The maintenance of the temporary chimney for the two units of 250 megawatts each has been completed.” According to Sehgal, the production of electricity from the first unit will start either by the end of March or by the first week of April while the second unit will be operational after two-three weeks.

It is to be noted that, power generation was hampered due to collapse of chimney at the power plant in 2010. Sehgal said, “The state will start receiving electricity from the plants from March 6. The people would get sufficient electricity during the Holi season.”