TN: Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant commissioning postponed
The project has missed several deadlines since December 2012 following protests by locals over safety concerns.
Chennai: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has postponed the expected date of commissioning of the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant to June. With a physical progress completed upto 99.66 per cent, the 1,000 MW first unit is expected to be commissioned in June, NPCIL website said.
Earlier, NPCIL expected it to be commissioned by May. NPCIL is building two 1,000 MW VVER nuclear power units with Russian collaboration at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.
The Supreme Court had on May 6 cleared hurdles in commissioning of the controversial plant, saying that the safety and security requirements have been taken care of and the project would benefit larger public interest. The project has missed several deadlines since December 2012 following protests by locals over safety concerns.