New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday congratulated Indian scientists following the indigenously designed 700 MWe Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3 in Gujarat achieved criticality.
Taking to twitter, he said “Big Day in India’s Nuclear history as indigenously designed 700 MWe Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3 in Gujarat achieved criticality.Nation salutes our scientists on this stellar achievement”.
The Home Minister also added “New India is marching ahead under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to realise his vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
The 700 MW power plant in Gujarat achieved criticality, meaning it reached the normal operating condition of a reactor and the plant is ready to generate power.
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is a nuclear power station in India, which lies in the proximity of the city of Vyara in the state of Gujarat. It consists of two 220 MW pressurised water reactor with heavy water as moderator.
It consists of two 220 MW pressurised water reactor with heavy water as moderator (PHWR). KAPS-1 went critical on September 3, 1992 and began commercial electricity production a few months later on May 3 1993. KAPS-2 went critical on January 8 1995 and began commercial production on September 1, 1995.