NLC and TNEB/TANGEDCO desired to set up a 1000 MW coal
based power project during 2001-02.
V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust (VOCPT) [Formerly known as
Tuticorin Port Trust] also agreed to allot area adjacent to Thoothukudi Thermal
Power Station [TTPS] for setting up this project.
Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Power gave clearance for
the project in Feb 2003.
Government of Tamil Nadu issued their consent for
establishment of the project in 2003.
Government of India sanctioned the Tuticorin Thermal
Power Project on 12.05.2008.