Nagpur: “Generator No. 6 at the Koradi Thermal Power Station must start by April 2016. Bharat Electricals Limited (BHEL) will not be given any further extension for the job,” said Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule here on Wednesday.
Bwankule was addressing a meeting Mahagenco officials organised to review the progress of work on generator No. 6 of Koradi, Nos. 8, 9 of Chandrapur and Nos. 8A, 8B at Parali. The minister also directed the officials to not to give any work to the contractor companies unless they employ local youths.
Director of MSEB Holding Company Limited Vishwas Pathak, Energy Secretary Bipin Shrimali, officials from Bharat Heavy Electricals and many other high ranking officials were present during the meeting.
The Energy Minister expressed his displeasure over the delay in completing the works on the generators at different power stations and snubbed BHEL for its slow work. The minister also directed Mahagenco to file a complaint against BHEL with Energy Minister, Energy Secretary, Heavy Industries Minister and Secretary for Heavy Industries.
When contacted on phone, Managing Director of BHEL Atul Sobti wasn’t available to provide any statement. The delays from BHEL have resulted in a loss of 2000 MW for Mahagenco.