Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar approved the project during a review meeting with the senior officers of Panipat Thermal Power Station at Panipat, an official release said today.
Khattar suggested that the cost of per unit production of electricity could be reduced by making improvement in the production techniques and by reducing the line losses.
The Chief Minister said that during his visit to Badhra Assembly Constituency recently, the people have assured him that they would pay their power bills on time.
Expressing concern that loss of power utilities on account of non-payment of electricity bills and line losses have reached about Rs 5,500 crore, he said, "this is our responsibility to reduce it."
He also emphasise on alternative arrangement of power and said that for this, he had spoken to his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Virbhadra Singh for arrangement of electricity through hydropower projects.
"Virbhadra Singh told me that almost 25 years back Himachal Pradesh had agreed to supply power to Haryana through Hydro Projects but the then Chief Minister, Bhajan Lal refused," Khattar said, the release added.