RPower in HC on cancelling of mines allocated to Sasan Project

Reliance Power Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiary Sasan Power Ltd on Thursday moved Delhi High Court against the Centre's decision to cancel allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh for the company's power project there.

RPower in HC on cancelling of mines allocated to Sasan Project

New Delhi: Reliance Power Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiary Sasan Power Ltd on Thursday moved Delhi High Court against the Centre's decision to cancel allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh for the company's power project there.

Reliance Power (RPower) has filed a petition challenging the Coal Ministry's notification which cancelled allocation and withdrew permission for supply of surplus coal of up to nine million tons per annum from Moher, Moher-Amlohri extension and Chhatrasal coal mines to a thermal power plant owned by Chitrangi Power Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of RPower.

The government had on May 7 issued a notification by which it had cancelled the allocation of one of the three coal blocks to Reliance Power's Sasan project in Madhya Pradesh.

The Chhatrasal coal block is one of the three captive coal blocks that were allotted to Sasan Power Ltd in 2006. The other two coal mines allocated for firing the Sasan project were Moher and Moher-Amlohri extension.

The government had cancelled the block in view of the Supreme Court's judgements of August 24, 2014, and September 25, 2014, by which 214 coal blocks allocations were cancelled.

The apex court had not cancelled the allocation of Chhatrasal coal block in Sasan, RPower has said in its plea.

RPower had in March this year said that its 3,960-MW Sasan thermal power project has been fully commissioned.

Sasan project is an integrated power plant-cum-coal mining project at a single location, involving an investment of over Rs 27,000 crore, the company has said.

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