The members of Committee on Public Undertakings, Assam Legislative Assembly led by senior BJP legislator Atul Bora, Chairman of the Committee, visited the solar project site of Amguri under Sivasagar district on Tuesday.
After visiting the project site, the Committee stated that within two years, the mega solar project of the northeastern region would be complete.
The Committee also disclosed that within one-and –half-years, the project will start producing power.
The Committee also had a discussion with higher officials of the Assam Power Department.
Addressing the meeting, Kalyani Baruah, managing director, Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL) said, “For production of 70 MW electricity, the State government has already allotted 1134 bighas of land for the APGCL and the construction of surrounding boundary wall is going on.”
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has already initiated the tendering process for construction of a solar park.
Speaking at the meeting, chairman of the Committee, Atul Bora, urged the authorities concerned to complete the project within the time-frame so that more such type of projects may be set up in other parts of the State taking it as an ideal project.
Besides, Atul Bora, the Committee members who also visited the project site included Rituparna Baruah, MLA, Lahowal; Teras Gowala, MLA, Duliajan; Suman Horipriya, MLA, Hajo and Prodip Hazarika, MLA, Amguri.
Earlier, assistant manager of Amguri Solar Project, Suresh Sarmah, welcomed the team.
Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha, District Development Commissioner Abhijit Baruah, Sivasagar Superintendent of Police Subudh Sonowal also attended the meeting.