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NTPC Dadri not getting sufficient gas supply, says senior official

NEW DELHI: The NTPC Dadri is a milestone project among all the power generation projects of NTPC Ltd, a Navratana company, and caters to the needs of the national Capital, AK Das, group general manager, NTPC Dadri, told mediapersons during an interaction programme here on Thursday.
At the event, organised in the premises of the power plant, Das shared the highlights and achievements of NTPC Dadri.
He said that the coal-based station comprises of four units of 210 MW each, with coal being sourced from North Karanpura mines of Central Coalfields Ltd.
"The units of 490 MW were constructed at Dadri, out of which 900 MW power is supplied to Delhi and 80 MW to the state of Uttar Pradesh," said Das.
He, however, rued that the gas-based four turbines are not generating power in full capacity, owing to insufficient availability of gas.
Das elaborated that there are two gas-based modules, each with a capacity of 829 MW, but they are not getting sufficient gas supply from HBJ pipeline of GAIL.
Power from this plant is allocated to Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Railways.
"Safety of employees and workers is our prime concern. Safety awareness programmes are regularly organised to spread awareness among employees and workers to use safety gadgets at their workplaces," said an NTPC official.
Meanwhile, Das lauded seven employees who were bestowed with the NTPC Swarn Shakti Awards, for excellence in performance in various areas of plant operation and services.
A film on NTPC Dadri and a brief presentation on the activities of the plant were also shown to the media.
Das further talked about the experiment of bio-mass with coal in power generation and the various CSR activities, health camps, eye care camps organised annually in nearby villages.
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