Gas crisis: TDP chief seeks PM’s intervention

Published: 07th August 2012 10:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2012 10:26 AM   |  A+A-

Leader of the opposition and Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu has urged prime minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in the gas allocation issue and to do justice to Andhra Pradesh.

In a letter to the prime minister, the TDP leader said the state faced an acute shortage of power and a cut in gas allocation at this juncture had come as a rude shock. “It is quite shocking that an increase in the gas supply to the Ratnagri power plant from 2.7 MMSCMD to 7.6MMSCMD was ordered, imposing proportionate cuts to other states including Andhra Pradesh.

Prior to this unjust decision, the gas-based power plants were operating at less than 50 percent PLF and the 4 MMSCMD of gas is additionally required to run the power plants with 75 percent PLF level. 

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