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Several measures to augment power supply in Capital

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New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today told the Lok Sabha that several measures have been taken to augment power supply in Delhi where scarcity had risen from 1.4 per cent in 2003-04 to 4.2 percent till April this year.

While the Central government has sanctioned Rs 922.61 crore for projects to improve sub-transmission and distribution system in the Capital, Delhi has also been offered a share in the Central Generating Stations (CGSs).

Also, allocation of 1,884 MW from Central Generating Stations in Northern region, upto 295 MW from unallocated quota in CGSs and upto 33 MW from unallocated quota of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant (Unit 3 and 4) have also been arranged for, the minister said.

To another question, the minister said the Delhi Transco Ltd (DLT) had signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with four NTPC plants for alloting 431 MW power to Delhi.

DLT has also envisaged PPAs for another 836 MW from four other generating stations.

Along with this, the Delhi government has planned to install two power plants of 350 MW and 1,000 MW in Delhi and another 2,000 MW in Chhattisgarh for supplying power to Delhi.

-X- COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken today said the Delhi Development Authority has identified 162 new sites for holding marriages/functions in the wake of the ban imposed by the Delhi High Court on holding such functions in farmhouses.

These places had proper infrastructure for holding such functions, he told the Lok Sabha in reply to a question.

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