Vol. 5 Num 926 Sat. January 06, 2007  

Khulna in grip of acute power crisis

Electricity generation in 110-MW power plant remains suspended as a big fire broke out due to leak in its turbine on Thursday midnight.

The fire was brought under control by fire service personnel with the help of power plant employees.

The plant was likely to resume power generation last night or today, said official sources.

The 110-MW power plant at Goalpara power station used to supply 80 megawatt electricity in the peak hour everyday.

Meanwhile, the 60-MW power plant at Goalpara power station remained out of order since July last year.

It is yet to be put into operation due to non-allocation of fund needed for necessary repairing, the sources added.

Khulna Metropolitan City is already in the grip of severe power crisis as two important power plants have become inoperative.