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A UP Vidyut Karmchari Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti delegation led by Shailendra Dubey met UPPCL Chairman and Principal Secretary (Energy) AK Khurana and demanded the ongoing process of privatising Anpara C be stopped immediately.india Updated: Jun 14, 2006 01:26 IST
A UP Vidyut Karmchari Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti delegation led by Shailendra Dubey met UPPCL Chairman and Principal Secretary (Energy) AK Khurana and demanded the ongoing process of privatising Anpara C be stopped immediately.
The delegation warned if the government forcibly privatised the project, it would lead to a situation of industrial unrest in the power sector and the government alone would be responsible for it.
In a memorandum to Khurana, the delegation claimed that if the project was allowed to be constructed by the Utpadan Nigam with the help of a loan from the Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the first unit would start generating electricity August 2009 and the second unit would be functional by December 2006. It also claimed that the cost of the power generated by the project under public sector would be cheaper.
Besides, Dubey among others who comprised the delegation were AK Singh, SB Singh, Chandra Prakash Awasthi (Babbu), Sadruddin Rana, Girish Pandey and Sarvesh Chandra Dwivedi.
Meanwhile, the Utpadan Nigam’s Board meeting scheduled to be held today, to consider the bids received from the private companies for setting up the Anpara C project, would now be held on Friday. The evaluation committee has already recommended the name of the Lanco Kondapalli for awarding the contract for setting up 1000 the MW Anpara C project.