Hazaribagh: Reliance Power will soon kick off with the construction of a 6,000 Megawatt power plant in Hazaribagh city of Jharkhand. The plant will be set up at Sadar block of Meru district.

The construction work start only after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed between the State government and the Reliance authorities. The Chief Administration officer of Reliance for Bihar-Jharkhand region, Deepak Kochgave informed that company has already prepared its plan for the Meru plant.

For the Mega power plant, Reliance will require a massive land stretch of 3,700 acre land. The main plant will acquire total land of 1,600 acres land, 1,000 acres for disposal of ash, 150 acres for housing facility, 930 acres for water and coal corridor and 20 acres of land for RR Colony.

The water requirement of the plant will be fulfilled by Tenughat water reservoir, which is at a distance of 35 kilometres from the district. It has been pointed that the plant will be at a distance of one kilometre from the highway and 40 kilomtres from Railway station.

In a draft filed by the company, only 2,750 acres of land is available in the district which comprise of both forest and agricultural land. The company has claimed that the establishment of the power plant in the district will not disturb the environment. The distance of plant site from national park has been measured at 11-13 kilometres.

(JPN/Bureau)