After supplying power to the capital for over four decades, the Badarpur power station closed operations fully and permanently on Monday.
The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) had identified it as one of the biggest contributors to air pollution in Delhi and demanded its closure. With its closure, all power plants in the national capital region that supply to Delhi are now gas-based.
After the EPCA order last year, the plant was to go out of business on July 31, 2018. But the deadline had to be extended twice — first to August and then till October — after the Delhi government informed the court that the plant could not be shut in peak summer as the Tughlaqabad substation was yet to be ready. Read more
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