*New Delhi: In a big nuclear power expansion, India to build 30 new Reactors.*
To increase standardisation and bring modularity in building atomic power reactors, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited or NPCIL is going for fleet mode construction for future projects, Department of Atomic Energy Secretary KN Vyas said on Friday.
Speaking at the India Energy Forum's Nuclear Conclave, Mr Vyas said 17 new reactors are now in the pipeline, with seven already under construction.
"We are going in for fleet mode for construction, thereby reducing construction costs and speeding up construction time," Mr Vyas, who is also the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, said.
He said India is an old player in the nuclear energy sector with the first research reactor in Asia being commissioned in the country.