"Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, subsidiary of Tata Power which is operating the Mundra UMPP in Gujarat, would like to inform that generation from the plant has been temporarily shut down due to a technical incident caused by fire," the company said in a statement.
 
The generation is expected to start from November 24 onwards progressively. Full restoration of the station is likely by December 3, 2013, the statement said. However, the company did not divulge the quantum of financial loss due to burning of the equipment as well as cost of coal stock destroyed by fire.
     
Fire occurred in conveyor gallery and coal feeding conveyors were partly impacted, the statement said adding the company is taking all measures to deal with this incident. The conveyor repair work is in progress.
     
All efforts are being made to expedite the matter, it added. According to sources, the procurer states will suffer loss of availability to the extent of 433 million units
(Gujarat), 182 million units (Maharashtra), 91 million units each (Haryana and Rajasthan) and 114 million units (Punjab).

The levelised tariff of the plant is Rs 2.26 per unit. The share of these States is 47.5 percent, 20 percent, 10 percent, 10 percent and 15 percent respectively.

(Agencies)

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