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NTPC Unchahar Station is slowly recovering...

06th Nov, 2017

NTPC Unchahar Station is slowly recovering after an industrial accident which took place on 1st November 2017 in which 36 people succumbed to injuries. 26 patients have been airlifted to Delhi on the advice of Doctors for better treatment. At present, a total of 38 patients are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Delhi and Lucknow.

An allout effort is being made so that the best treatment is made available to the injured victims. Out of 38 patients, 21 patients are in Delhi and 17 patients are undergoing treatment in Lucknow. A total of 6 patients were discharged from hospitals after treatment from Raebareli and Lucknow.

To take care of all the patients round the clock manned control rooms are functional at SCOPE, AIIMS, APOLLO, RML, Safdarjung Hospitals at Delhi and SIPS, SGPGI and Civil Hospitals at Lucknow and at Raebareli.

An officer has been attached to each patient admitted in Delhi to take care of all and any requirement. Additional helping hands/ officers have reached Unchahar/ Lucknow and Delhi for further assistance.

NTPC officials are working tirelessly to normalize the situation and provide relief to the victims and their families. In order to support the grieving families, around 22000 NTPC employees have decided to contribute one day salary which amounts to nearly Rs.6 Crore.

All NTPCians and their family members have expressed their heartfelt solidarity in this difficult time. All medical expenses of those who are injured in the ill-fated incident are being borne by NTPC.

District officials, State and Central Government have extended all support in the rescue and relief operations.

As announced by Sh. R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Power(I/c) during his visit to Unchahar an ex-gratia of Rs.20 lakh to the families of the deceased, Rs.10 lakh for seriously injured and Rs. 2 lakh to injured shall be given to provide financial stability and support. NTPC has disbursed an ex-gratia to affected victims/ family members. This is in addition to the relief announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and besides the statutory compensation.

An expert committee of top company executives would rigorously examine each and every possible cause of the incident which led to the failure of the Economizer Section in the Boiler resulting in the exhaust of flue gases. This is uncommon and rarest of failure. The expert committee is headed by senior most Executive Director, Sh. S.K. Roy along with two General Managers who will submit report within 30 days.

Multiple teams of NTPC and experts from equipment manufacturer BHEL are analyzing the cause of the incidence.

NTPC Unchahar has a total capacity of 1550 MW consisting of 5 units of 210 MW and one unit of 500 MW. Out of the 5 units of 210 MW, Unit # 1 is under Planned Overhauling and the other units are in operation. Efforts will be made to revive the 500 MW unit at the earliest.

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