In the evening there was a minor blast in the boiler of unit no. 1 due to pressurizing of boiler. The boiler was pressurized after the scanners failed to sense the flame failure in boiler. The poor coal quality added to the problem. It will also take a week before the boiler can be lighted up.
A senior official said that all the units were running extremely well for the last 22 days but suddenly these mishaps occurred. These can be due to lack of proper maintenance and supervision at the plant.
The power from thermal plants came down to just above 400 lakh units and state resorted to extra power purchase from eastern grid to bridge the demand supply gap.
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