New Delhi, September 21: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a major milestone with the commencement of the first unit of the upcoming 3×660 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant at Mirchwara in Lalitpur district of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. This is the first Supercritical unit set up in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The unit has been set up at the 3×660 MW Lalitpur Super Thermal Power Project (STPP). Lalitpur STPP is being developed by Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited (LPGCL), promoted by the Bajaj Hindusthan group. The main plant package contract of this 1,980 MW power plant is being executed by BHEL.  

The unit was inaugurated by Mulayam Singh Yadav, Member of Parliament in the presence of Shivpal Singh Yadav, Cabinet Minister, Govt. of UP; Arvind Kumar Singh Gope, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Rural Development, Govt. of UP; Yasar Shah, Minister of State for Energy, Govt. of UP, Atul Sobti, Director (Power & Finance), BHEL and senior officers of the Govt. of UP, Bajaj Hindusthan and BHEL.