KARWAR : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated engineers and scientists of Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS), which has set a world record with one of its units operating uninterrupted for more than 941 days. The record was earlier held by Heysham Plant of United Kingdom, which had operated uninterruptedly for 940 days.
Modi tweeted, “Another world record by Indian scientists and engineers. The indigenously designed Kaiga-I nuclear power unit has run non-stop for over 940 days. This is a major feat. Congratulating the team”. “Congratulations to all those associated with India’s nuclear energy programme. Their untiring efforts have enhanced India’s progress. The nation is proud of them,” he tweeted again.
Located 56 km from Karwar, the plant has four units. Each unit generates 220 MW power. The power generated is supplied to Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Karnataka’s share is 33 per cent.
The unit got clearance from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board till December 31. It will be shut down on December 30 for maintenance.
(Bhatkallys News Bureau)