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Power supply to metro trains, hospitals may be disrupted due to shortage of coal: Delhi government

“Due to disruption in power supply from Dadri-II and Unchahar power stations, 24 hours power supply to essential institutions including Delhi Metro and Delhi government hospitals may be affected,” a government statement said.

Jain said that at present, 25-30 per cent of the electricity demand in Delhi is being met through these power stations and they are facing shortage of coal. He said the government was closely monitoring the situation and doing everything possible to ensure that people do not face power outages in some areas of the capital.

“These power stations play a vital role in preventing power cuts in some parts of Delhi and are also essential to ensure continuous supply of electricity to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), hospitals and people during the summer season,” the minister said. .”

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)’s Dadri-II and Jhajjar (Aravalli) were established primarily to meet the power requirement in Delhi, the statement said. However, even these power plants have very little coal reserves, according to the statement.

The Dadri-II, Unchahar, Kahalgaon, Farakka and Jhajjar power plants supply 1,751 MW of electricity per day to Delhi. The maximum supply of 728 MW to the Rajdhani comes from Dadri-II power station, while 100 MW is received from Unchahar station.

According to the daily coal report of the National Power Portal, all these power plants are facing acute shortage of coal. Simultaneously with the scorching heat, power cuts have started in many parts of the country as states struggle to meet the record demand for electricity.

Apart from measures to increase supply of coal to power plants, the central government has asked states to increase their imports for the next three years to create ‘inventory’.

All India Power Engineers Federation said that thermal power plants across the country are facing coal shortage, which is increasing the possibility of power crisis in the country.

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