Railways to set up 1000 MW power plant in Nabinagar

New Delhi, July 31 (PTI) Railways would set up a 1000 MW capacity power plant at Nabinagar in Bihar to meet its power requirements.

The plant will be set up under a joint venture with NTPC, Minister of State for Railways E Ahamed told the Rajya Sabha today.

Railways have already formed ‘Bharatiya Bijlee Company Limited’ for initiating power projects for it.

In a written reply in the House, Ahamed said the upcoming plant will feed 164 traction sub-stations located in Eastern and Western region of the country.

Railways consumed more than 14,096 million Kwh in 2007-08 for operational (traction) and non operational (non traction) purposes.

Its power needs are also fulfilled by different state utilities and companies like Tata Electric, Damodar Valley Corporation and NTPC.

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