NTPC shuts down Unchahar TPP’s Unit 6 after boiler accident

NTPC Limited has shut down the 500 MW Unit 6 of its Unchahar coal-fired plant in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, after a boiler explosion on November 1, 2017, which affected over 100 people. The unit was commissioned in April 2017 by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). NTPC has appointed an enquiry committee to submit a report on the incident within a month. The Ministry of Power has also constituted a committee to investigate the causes of the accident.