BANGALORE: In what might be a breather for the state and for officials at the Raichur Thermal Power Station (RTPS), preliminary reports on Tuesday indicated that a supply of 1,000 cusecs of water have been allotted for the parched power station from the Narayanpur Reservoir.
The RTPS was forced to shut down four of its 210 MW units on Sunday as there was inadequate water supply.
The station has a total of eight units and the remaining four were staring at a shutdown, if there was no improvement in the water situation.
The state faced a shortage of close to 900 MW on Tuesday as a result of the four units going offline.
However, the water will take close to 48 hours to reach RTPS, according to officials, and will have to pass several villages on the way.
To ensure that the water remains available to the power station, prohibitory orders have been clamped on residents of the nine villages, which fall on the path of the Krishna river from Narayanpur Reservoir to RTPS.
Section 144 has been imposed in order to ensure that the water is not taken by the villagers through pump sets.