Lucknow: State Urban Development and Energy Minister A.K. Sharma inspected the work done by both his departments in Ayodhyadham two days before the Shri Ramlala Pran-Pratishtha program.
During this, he conducted on-site inspection of the 40 MW solar power plant being established with the joint collaboration of the state government and NTPC at Sarairasi and Rampur Halwara in Ayodhya.
During this, Energy Minister Sharma has congratulated and congratulated all the energy workers and the people of Ayodhya and the people of the state on the commencement of power supply of 14 MW from the solar project.
He said that soon Ayodhya, the city of Sun worshiper Shri Ram, will shine with solar energy. The work of making Ayodhya the country’s first solar city is now nearing completion.
He appealed to the respected Prime Minister, Chief Minister and Union Energy Minister A.K. Sharma to make Ayodhya a solar city. He expressed gratitude and thanked him with respectful obeisance.
Urban Development and Energy Minister A.K. Sharma said during the inspection that Ayodhyadham is the city of Shri Ram and Lord Ram is a worshiper of the Sun. The construction work of 40 MW solar power project is in progress by NTPC Green Energy Limited to develop Ayodhya city as a solar city in the service of Avadhapati and soon we will complete it and dedicate it at the feet of Shri Ram. Soon Ayodhya Dham will glow with the energy of the sun. Till now, 2500 solar street lights, 500 smart solar street lights, 40 solar trees, many solar water ATMs have been installed in Ayodhyadham using solar energy and solar boats have also been operated.
Energy Minister Sharma said that work is going on war footing to realize the decision of making Ayodhyadham the country’s first solar city. Electricity supply of 14 MW to Ayodhya has started from this solar project. He said that the work on the solar plant being established with the joint efforts of the state government and NTPC had started on November 04, 2023. As a result, testing and commissioning work of 14 MW capacity in the first phase has been completed, and 14 MW power has become available for supply from this project.
The electricity generated from this project is being transmitted to Darshannagar power plant through a 132 kilovolt, 5.5 km long transmission line of the Energy Department. He said that this project will produce approximately 8.65 crore units of energy annually, which will supply 30 percent of the energy of Ayodhya city and will also reduce carbon emissions by about 80 thousand tons.
The Energy Minister said that about 1.04 lakh 550 watt bifacial solar panels are to be installed in the construction of 40 MW solar power project being established in Ayodhya Dham. In which 36 thousand panels have been installed. 300 to 350 personnel and 25 to 30 engineers are working day and night with full devotion to dedicate this project at the feet of Lord Shri Ram.