Murka power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Murka power station is a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Uttar Pradesh, India.


The map below shows the village of Murka, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

In October 2010 Intos INC., Infinite Computer Solution (India) and Eldeco Housing & Industries Ltd together proposed to invest Rs.30 billion to set up a 600 MW plant in Murka. Creative Thermolite Power Pvt Ltd was formed as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to implement the project.[1]

The project was originally expected to be commissioned by the end of 2014, but was given an 18-month extension on its terms of reference in December 2013, as the project had not yet secured environmental clearance or a coal linkage.[1]

In November 2014 the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission said it had quashed setting up four thermal power plants of over 1700 MW capacity, saying the companies were lagging far behind in completing the projects despite being given two extensions. Projects cancelled included Murka.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Creative Thermolite Power
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Murka village, Mau taluk, Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh
  • Coordinates: 25.1996699, 81.5021825 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 300 MW
    • Unit 2: 300 MW
  • Type:
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  • Coal Type:
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  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, Dec 28, 2011

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Extension granted to 9 power projects in UP," Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd., Dec 12, 2013.
  2. "U.P. power panel quashes setting up thermal plants," The Hindu, Nov 4, 2014

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