NTPC shuts down Badarpur TPP

NTPC’s 705 MW Badarpur coal-based plant has stopped its operations permanently. The project was identified as one of the largest contributors to air pollution in Delhi by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA). Following the EPCA order in 2017, the plant was supposed to close down on July 31, 2018, but the deadline had to be extended twice,  first to August 2018 and then till October 2018 owing to non-commissioning of the Tughlakabad substation by Powergrid. In another development, NTPC and National Aluminium Company Limited have decided to cancel the development of the proposed 2,400 MW Gajamara thermal power project in Odisha owing to land acquisition challenges and coal linkage issues.

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