The 750 MW Pragati-II power plant at Bamnauli was approved by the Delhi Cabinet. The project is integral to the Delhi Government's plan of making the capital a 'power surplus' state. Currently, Delhi generates less than one-third of its total power requirement. The cabinet has also recommended the Empowered Group of Ministers to allocate 3.5 mscmd of gas for the project.
NTPC has been appointed project management consultant. Importantly, a penalty clause has been inserted in the project agreement to avoid the kind of delays that are seen in large scale power projects.
Contact: Government of Delhi. Website: www.delhigovt.nic.in