Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Thermal power replacement plant gutted

Properties worth Rs.1 crore were reduced to ashes when a huge inferno ravaged the Namrup Thermal Replacement Power Plant on Thursday. 

Originated from electric short circuit, the fire broke out at around 3 in the morning at the control room where two boards of the Automatic Voltage  Regulator Pannel Board wwere totally destroyed.

Fire tenders from APL and BVFCL took around three hours to bring the situation under control. There is no report of anybcasualty. 

Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi laid the foundation stone of the new project in 2009 . 

The contract for the NRPP Installation was Offered to BHEL  in December 2008 and the commissioning  was earmarked in January 2012.

Author info

Akshaya Pranab Kalita's picture

Journalist based in Namrup, Assam.

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

Random Stories

Dr Hazarika's birth anniversary celebration

16 Aug 2015 - 7:08pm | Prantik Deka
Luitparia Sanskritik Gosthi, a local cultural unit of the city, is making brisk preparations to celebrate legendary artist Dr Bhupen Hazarika's 89th birth anniversary. A colourful cultural function,...

13 DHD (J) and FGN cadres lay down arms to Manipur CM

14 Apr 2011 - 1:47am | editor
Thirteen activists of two underground organizations of Assam have formally laid down arms to Manipur Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh at the Mantripukhri head-quarters of IGAR (South) on...

Water Conflicts Workshop and Public Lecture on June 21

19 Jun 2013 - 8:51pm | Dr M Firoz Ahmed
The ‘Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India’ (Forum), Pune and Aaranyak, Guwahati are jointly organising a public lecture programme on June 21 where the Second Northeast Water...