The Delhi High Court today sought the Centre’s response on a plea by Sasan Power Ltd, a Reliance PowerBSE 1.18 % subsidiary, for permission to mine coal from its two coal blocks in excess of the 17 MTPA cap to enable it to run its 3,960 megawatt power project in Madhya Pradesh.
The company has contended that if it was not allowed to mine another 2 MTPA, that is up to 19 MTPA, in this financial year, it will not be able to meet the requirements of its Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) that supplies electricity to 14 discoms in seven states including Delhi.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Centre and listed the matter for hearing on February 7. Read More…
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