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New power plant for city

To overcome the growing demand of electricity in the Capital, Delhi government is about to commission the construction of a new gas-based plant in Bamnauli in west Delhi.

delhi Updated: Dec 06, 2010 23:43 IST
HT Correspondent

To overcome the growing demand of electricity in the Capital, Delhi government is about to commission the construction of a new gas-based plant in Bamnauli in west Delhi. The new plant will generate 750MW power.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting on Monday, chief minister Sheila Dikshit said. She, however, did not disclose any timeline or estimated cost of the project.

Once operational, the new plant will produce one-sixth of Delhi’s peak summer demand. “We will be a power surplus city soon,” Dikshit said.

The new plant will supply mainly to IGI Airport, Dwarka and nearby areas, where demand have been increasing over the years, she said.