Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Plant is located at Unchahar in Raebareli district in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of NTPC wikilebanon.infoon: Unchahar, Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh. Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Plant is located at Unchahar in Raebareli district in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of NTPC Limited. In the year , Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Board (U.P.S.E.B.) transferred Unchahar Thermal Power Station to NTPC Limited against payment overdue.
The NTPC has launched a probe into the incident, which it said took place due to "excess ash deposition" in the furnace. The state government has also ordered a magisterial probe into the incident. A group of contractual workers, employed with the Unchahar power station, staged a demonstration at the power plant. The contractual labourers raised slogans against the NTPC management.
The protesters claimed that they had warned about an impending disaster at unit six as the temperature near the furnace had been steadily rising. The power ministry officials today denied that Unchhahar explosion took place as there was a hurry in starting operations. The officials said that there was no demand in September so there was no need to rush.
Commercial operations are declared in presence of independent engineers who check machinery for 72 hours before declaring COD. NTPC engineers don't have a role at this time. But, this is first time that a brand new unit has exploded and BHEL engineers are at site to figure out why," the officials said.
Meanwhile, the compensation amount to the next kin of those killed in the NTPC blast was increased to Rs 20 lakh each. Those who are seriously injured would get an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each, other injured would be given Rs 2 lakh each. PM has approved Rs. November 2, Panache Does scrolling through Instagram make you feel low? It may hint at depressive disorder.
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The other five units of the station are operating normally. The plant employs around people.