Chennai, Jun 15: In further delay, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has postponed the expected date of commissioning of the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant to July.
With a physical progress completed up to 99.67 per cent, the 1,000 MW first unit is expected to be commissioned in July 2013, the NPCIL website said.
The second unit has completed a physical progress of 94.52 per cent and was expected to be commissioned in March 2014, it said.
NPCIL has been postponing the expected date of commissioning every month.
It is building two 1,000 MW VVER nuclear power units with Russian collaboration at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.
Supreme Court had on May 6 cleared hurdles in commissioning of the controversial plant, saying 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 last year following protests by locals over safety concerns.