Karnataka to get additional power from Central Grid

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Bangalore, Oct 15 (UNI) The Centre has agreed to provide additional 150 MW power to Karnataka from the Central Grid, Minister for Power K S Eswarappa said today.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the state was facing power shortage during peak hours and the Center's decision would ease it to some extent.

He said apart from the Centre's gesture, the state-owned KPCL was also generating an additional 50 MW power from its Alamatti Power House. This would also improve the power situation in the state.

Replying to a question, the minister, however, clarified that the unscheduled load-shedding would continue both in rural and urban areas.

He added that both Raichur and Bellary Thermal power plants were functioning to optimal capacity and were not facing any shortage of coal.

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