Tag Archives: Cheyyur plant

Relocate Cheyyur power plant, say naturalists

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, THE HINDU

CHENNAI, April 5, 2014

Members of the Madras Naturalists’ Society (MNS) and the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) on Friday appealed to the government to relocate the proposed 4,000-MW power plant and a captive port to an alternative location from Cheyyur in Kancheepuram district.

Ravi Chellam, vice-president, BNHS, said the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests’ Expert Appraisal Committee claimed that “migratory birds are found to be negligible’’ in the lagoon area. However, a joint study by the MNS and BNHS revealed that the lagoon had a rich birdlife.

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/relocate-cheyyur-power-plant-say-naturalists/article5874395.ece

Delay in Cheyyur plant execution leads to cost overrun

The delay in setting up of a 4000-megawatt (MW) Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) at Cheyyur in Kancheepuram district has resulted in a cost overrun of Rs.5,000 crore, according to the Coastal Tamil Nadu Power Limited (CTNPL).

The CTNPL, which is executing the project, submitted before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Southern Bench, which had last October restrained it from finalising bids for the execution of the project. Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/delay-in-cheyyur-plant-execution-leads-to-cost-overrun/article5667796.ece