Delhi Cabinet gives nod to gas-based Bamnauli power project

New Delhi, Sept.13 (ANI): The Delhi Cabinet has decided to set up a gas-based 750 MW Pragati Power-II at Bamnauli with an aim to ensure generation of 50 percent demand from Delhi based power projects.

On Monday, it also gave its nod to a draft of Delhi Survey Registration and Recordal of Title to Immovable Properties in Urban Areas Act, 2010.

This act will be presented in the Legislating Assembly after getting a go ahead signal from the Union Government.

The State Cabinet has also given its permission to issue a notification under Hindu Marriage Registration Rules,1956.

It has further decided to hike monthly relief/assistance to Kashmiri migrant families in Delhi.

Apart from this, the Cabinet decided to recommend to the Union Government for withdrawal of a notification under the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 and given its permission for the creation of three new posts of Additional Sessions and Sessions Judge along with ancillary staff.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit presided over the Cabinet Meeting.

After the meeting, Dikshit stated that the demand for power in the capital is going to increase on average by eight to ten percent per annum.

Keeping this in view, she said the government is keen to ensure a generation of 50 percent of demand from Delhi-based power projects.

She said the city government took an initiative to start its generation within the capital after a gap of more than a decade, and has been successful in initiating three major projects in last three years - PPP-III at Bawana (1500 MW), Aravali Power Project at Jhajjar (750 MW) and NTPC Projects at Dadri (980 MW).

She said that the plant at Bamnauli in West Delhi would be fully commissioned within 28 months from the date of issue of letter of award.

Clearance from Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Airport Authority and the Ministry of Defence has been obtained, she said, adding that the State Government has already released payment of Rs.109 crore for land measuring 14.5 hectare.

Dikshit expressed confidence that work on the new plant would commence soon after completing spade-work.

She said it has been decided to appoint NTPC as Project Management Consultant on terms and conditions similar to Bawana Power Project.

Dikshit stated that at present 3624 Kashmiri migrant families are drawing cash assistance/relief through the nine revenue districts. The financial assistance for such families was started from April 29, 1990 @Rs.125 per month per head subject to a ceiling of Rs.500 per family of four or more.

She said the assistance was last revised on July 1, 2006 making relief of Rs.1000 per head per month subject to a ceiling of Rs.4000 per month per family of four or more.

Keeping in view the high cost of life the government has decided to further hike it to Rs.1250 per head per month subject to a ceiling of Rs.5000 per month per family of four or more members from July 1, 2009, she added. By Rajesh Gaur(ANI)

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