Punjab News: Shortage of Coal in Thermal Plants of Punjab – Stop the rail movement: Power crisis in Punjab, two thermal plants stalled

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News Desk, Amar Ujala, Chandigarh

Updated Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:07 AM IST

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The thermal plants of the state are facing heavy coal shortage due to the movement of goods trains in Punjab. Due to this, a serious power crisis has arisen in the state. PSPCL CMD A Venu Prasad said that most of the thermal plants currently have only two to four days of coal left.

Thermal plants are running with their minimum capacity. He said that if the supply of coal is not restored, a serious power crisis may arise in the state. He informed that the state needs 6000 MW of power daily and the government is arranging 5000 MW of power from other sources. The state government has closed down its owned Ropar and Lehra Mohabbat thermal plants and is currently getting power from private thermal plants in Rajpura, Talwandi Sabo and Goindwal.

CM wrote a letter to the Railway Minister
Two days ago, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh wrote a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal demanding that the movement of goods trains in Punjab be restored. He has also mentioned in his letter the power crisis arising out of stopping the movement of trains and warned that agitating farmers had exempted the goods trains from the rail roko movement considering the appeal of the state government. But the central government has suddenly tried to provoke agitated farmers by stopping goods trains in Punjab without any reason.

The thermal plants of the state are facing heavy coal shortage due to the movement of goods trains in Punjab. Due to this, a serious power crisis has arisen in the state. PSPCL CMD A Venu Prasad said that most of the thermal plants currently have only two to four days of coal left.

Thermal plants are running with their minimum capacity. He said that if the supply of coal is not restored, a serious power crisis may arise in the state. He informed that the state needs 6000 MW of power daily and the government is arranging 5000 MW of power from other sources. The state government has closed down its owned Ropar and Lehra Mohabbat thermal plants and is currently getting power from private thermal plants in Rajpura, Talwandi Sabo and Goindwal.

CM wrote a letter to the Railway Minister

Two days ago, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh wrote a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal demanding that the movement of goods trains in Punjab be restored. He has also mentioned in his letter the power crisis arising out of stopping the movement of trains and warned that agitating farmers had exempted the goods trains from the rail roko movement considering the appeal of the state government. But the central government has suddenly tried to provoke agitated farmers by stopping goods trains in Punjab without any reason.

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