The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) was today tasked with preparing a roadmap on using the premises of the Badarpur coal-fired plant, which is set to shut operations by July next year. At a meeting chaired by Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal, options on managing the flyash of the plant, run by the NTPC, was also explored, a government official said.
The Badarpur plant, identified as a major source of air pollution, is housed in a complex spread around 1,000 acres, which has two schools and housing colonies.
“The housing colonies are in fairly good shape. After the NTPC officials move out, it can very well be alloted to staff of other agencies. The DDA will take a call on the issue,” the official said. Read more
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