An armed contingent of 130 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on Tuesday took over the security of the country’s first ultra-super critical thermal power plant in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh, officials said. The paramilitary force will provide a counter-terror cover to the facility located in Selda village of the district, about 320 kms from state capital Bhopal.
The coal-based thermal power plant was commissioned in August last year and is run by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
“A contingent of 130 armed CISF personnel led by a Deputy Commandant rank officer will guard the power plant. A formal induction ceremony took place at the site on Tuesday,” a senior CISF officer said.
As per NTPC, the plant is “the country’s first ultra-super critical unit having capacity of 660 MW. This plant operates at efficiency of 41.5 per cent which is 3.3 per cent higher than the conventional super-critical ones…”