Shaktinagar, Uttar Pradesh
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Statue of Jwaladevi of Shaktinagar
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Shaktinagar is a small town in Sonbhadra, Mirzapur Division, Uttar Pradesh near Varanasi, India.The Pin Code of Shaktinagar is 231222. NTPC plant of 2000MW thermal energy generation capacity.The NTPC's PLF (plant load factor) is high at around 98% and it is the mother plant of NTPC all over India. It was established in 1975 and started its operations in 1980 with 7 units operating (200MW * 5 and 500MW * 2). The source of water it uses is the Rihand Dam and the source of coal is the NCL mines around Shaktinagar like Jayant, Duddhichua, Nigahi, Kakri, Khadia and Bina.The coal supplies from NCL has made it possible to produce about 10515 MW of electricity from pithead power plants of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL) and Renupower division of M/s. Hindalco Industries. The region is now called the "power capital of India". The ultimate capacity of power generation of these power plants is 13295 MW and NCL is fully prepared to meet the increased demand of coal for the purpose. In addition, NCL supplies coal to power plants of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd, Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) and Haryana State Electricity Board.
Some of the famous places in the town are Chilka Lake Park, Helipad, Jwaladevi Temple , Shiv Mandir, Sunday Market(vegetable market opening only on Sundays), Sangam Shopping Complex and the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. The town is also well connected with road services from Varanasi(206 km ) And Robertsganj ((115 km)). Nearest Railway stations are Shaktinagar(3 km), Singrauli(20 km), Anpara(25 km) and Krishnashila(13 km). It also has State Bank of India which is the best branch in this region and offers all the products to the customers of this region.
For dining you can opt for Indian Coffee House(above SBI),Panchwati, Shakti Restaurant, Moti Dhabha.
Places to visit nearby are Vendam fall(110 km), Gopat, Manda stream, Manda caves(60 km), Vindhyanagar Park, shopping center etc.
Nearby industries are NTPC Singrauli (First NTPC power plant of India), NTPC Vindhyachal, NTPC Rihand, Renusagar, Essar Energy, Reliance Power, Hindalco (Aditya Birla Group), Northern Coalfields Ltd. which provides coal to NTPC plants to generate electricity and supply it to Northern as well as the NCR region.
Schools in the town include St. Joseph School, which was established in 1978, Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School), a Group of DAV School nearly in every project of Northern Coalfields Limited like DAV Bina, DAV Khadia, DAV Jayant, DAV Nigahi and many more.
Shaktinagar is fully connected by road to various cities through NH 75, SH 5A and is also connected directly via Trains like: Triveni Express (Bareilly To Shaktinagar), Singrauli-Varanasi Intercity (Singrauli to Varanasi), Singrauli-Jabalpur Intercity (Singrauli to Jabalpur) and Shaktinagar Passenger (Shaktinagar to Chopan).