The Meja Thermal Power Plant located in Uttar Pradesh which is also the first supercritical power plant in the state, is expected to be fully operational by December 2020. Meja Urja Nigam Private Limited (MUNPL) is a 50:50 joint venture (JV) of state-owned NTPC Limited and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (UPRVUNL).
The JV was incorporated in 2008 to set up a 1,320 MW (with 2×660 MW units) coal-based Meja Thermal Power Plant at Meja, about 45 km from the state’s Prayagraj district. The plant has its own 28-km freight corridor that helps in bringing critical materials, such as coal, to plant by rail. The plant is also connected to river Ganga at Bijora village, through a network of about 30 km pipeline, to transport water for industrial purposes.