Two of the three private power plants in Punjab are all set to restart power generation as they have received coal supply after resumption of freight trains.
However, the two state-run thermal plants will not resume operations due to lack of demand. Around 10 days ago, Punjab suspended operations of its last power plant in Lehra Mohabbat to save coal for emergency. The other plants were also shut down due to coal shortage. Private plants faced coal shortage after freight trains were suspended by the central government over the stalemate with protesting farmers’ unions on resumption of passenger trains.