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1,450 MW for North soon

india Updated: Jul 09, 2006 01:29 IST

Power supply situation in the national capital as well as the entire northern region is expected to get better in the next two-three days, with the Central and Delhi governments finalising an action plan today to get 500 MW for the city and another 1,450 MW for the region.

"We have finalised an action plan. Results would start showing from tomorrow itself and situation would improve latest by Wednesday, July 12," Power Secretary R V Shahi told reporters after a meeting with senior officials of Delhi government, NTPC, PGCIL and Central Electricity Authority.

The capital would get about 500 MW electricity from NTPC's Kawas gas-fired plant in Gujarat, while another 1,450 MW would be added for the northern region, he said. As northern grid does not have a direct link with western region, the Kawas power would flow via eastern grid, he added. Some units such as those in Ropar (Punjab), Anta and Auraiya (Uttar Pradesh), which were shut for maintenance, would resume generation within the next three days. Besides, the Tehri hydel project in Uttaranchal would start generation from July 12, he said.

In Lucknow, principal secretary (Energy) and UPPCL chairman AK Khurana said he was unaware of the Central Government plan and did not know how UP would benefit from it.