ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the project on May 31 which generating the electricity at a high cost of Rs42 per unit was shut down just after operating five days.
It is reported that the officials of National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) have exposed the plants current status. It is also said that the plant was working on diesel but for only five days and it was considered to be very expensive way of producing electricity.
The project cast was also unusually high as more than double to Rs57 billion instead of Rs23 billion. It had to produce 425MW on furnace oil, however, would be switched to natural gas if available to generate 525MW.
Keeping in mind the country’s recently suffering from vexing issue of load shedding, the present ruler of Pakistan immediately plunge into action to inaugurate power plants at different locations to cope with the persisting energy crisis. The concerning project was one of those ones which the premier inaugurated soon after coming into authorities.
However, the project was expected to take five more moths to be commercialized.