ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST BENGAL-I- Collapsing Power

WEST BENGAL-I Collapsing Power Timir Basu station which depends entirely on the waters from another state. For drinking water, too, some 1,300 staff members depend on the Damodar flawing through Bihar 8 km away. The failure of this plant is the result of various factors. The inner tubes of the boiler of the third unit (which was commissioned in December last after much delay and was guaranteed for a year) were blown to pieces some weeks ago. True, boilers of ABV developed trouble, but BHEL is responsible for the installation of all the three units at Santaldih. Santaldih was the first in this country to use the 120 MW BHEL units. These 120 MW units could never pick up load of above 70 MW, though the rated capacity is, 120 MW, thanks to the sub-standard Russian steam turbines.

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