The Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit today asked the Centre to ensure supply of gas to Bawana power plant as power production at the facility remained severely affected due to shortage of fuel.

At a meeting with Oil Minister, M Veerappa Moily, Dikshit asked him to ensure supply adequate quantity of gas to make module one of the plants fully operational so that it can generate 750MW of power. The plant is currently generating around 250 MW.

The Chief Minister demanded supply of 1.4 million metric standard cubic metre of gas to the plant per day at the earliest.

Officials, who attended the meeting, said Moily assured Dikshit that he was concentrating on supply of gas to the power plants and the issue would be settled soon.

The Centre had allocated 0.93 mmscmd gas from Reliance’s Andhra offshore KG-D6 fields for Bawana for 2009-10 and 2010-11 but as the plant missed the scheduled deadline, the Delhi government could not sign the gas sales purchase agreement with RIL.

(This article was published on November 16, 2012)
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