National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has cleared the deck for setting up a new regional office in Raipur.
Senior officials of the company informed the state government that the process had started and the new regional office would be set up soon in Raipur, a top official with the state's energy department said.
The proposal was in the pipeline after Chairman-cum-Managing Director of NTPC Arup Roy Choudhury gave his consent to set up new regional office in Raipur during a meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh in October last year.
The state government had agreed to provide land in the Naya Raipur area the proposed new capital of Chhattisgarh.
NTPC, the largest power producing company, is developing a coal mine in Raigarh district besides a proposed 4000-Mw power project near Lara in the same district of Chhattisgarh. In Madhya Pradesh, the company had announced to come up with two power projects.
The 2600-Mw Korba power project in Chhattisgarh produces power at the cheapest rate. The NTPC is coming up with 2960-Mw power project in Sipat of Bilaspur district in the state. The two units of 500-Mw each had already started production while the three units of 660-Mw each were under construction.