Ministry of Coal

High level inquiry into boiler explosion accident ordered

Posted On: 04 JUL 2020 7:06PM by PIB Delhi

Subsequent to a boiler explosion in the Unit V of Thermal Power Station-II of NLCIL on 01.07.2020, which resulted in loss of lives,  a High Level Enquiry headed by Shri. P.K. Mohapatra, Retired Director (Technical), NTPC has been ordered to look into the cause of the accident.  An Internal Enquiry Committee headed by a Director level officer has also been constituted to inquire into it. The Unit Head of TPS-II has been placed under suspension and all the other four units of 210 MW each of TPS-II Stage -II have been shut down for safety audit. Director (Power), NLCIL has been asked to proceed on leave immediately till the finalization of the enquiry.

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