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ALL UNITS OF GNDTP, BATHINDA & UNIT-1 & 2 OF GGSSTP, ROPAR, TO BE SHUT DOWN FROM JAN 1

The Punjab cabinet has given its go-ahead to the closure of the inefficient power units in Bathinda and Ropar with effect from January 1, 2018, without any job losses for the employees. A decision to this effect was taken on Wednesday at a meeting of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. The cabinet decision was based on the report of the sub-committee constituted to look into the matter. The sub-committee had cabinet ministers Manpreet Badal, Rana Gurjit Singh and Charanjit Singh Channi. As per the decision, taken in line with the guidelines of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to retire inefficient and economically unviable power plants in operation for more than 25 years, all units of 460 MW Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP), Bathinda and Unit-1 & 2 (2×210 MW) of 1260 MW Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant (GGSSTP), Ropar, will be shut down from January 1.


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