Delhi may shut down Rajghat power station

October 31st, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Delhi government is toying with the idea of permanently shutting down the Rajghat power plant - which was closed during the Commonwealth Games because of pollution fears, an official said.

The power station, situated in northeast Delhi, is one of the coal-based power plants of Indraprashta Power Generation Co. Ltd. (IPGCL) and has a generation capacity of 135 MW.

“Rajghat power plant not only gives a bad look but also is of not much help when it comes to meeting power requirements,” a power department official told IANS.

The official exuded confidence that the closing down of the plant, of which the first unit was commissioned during 1989-90, will not affect power supply to the neighbouring Indira Gandhi Stadium.

“There will not be any problem for meeting power demands of the stadium as connecting it with the 1,500 MW Bawana power plant is an option for the government,” he added.

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