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Thermal power replacement plant gutted

Properties worth Rs.1 crore were reduced to ashes when a huge inferno ravaged the Namrup Thermal Replacement Power Plant on Thursday. 

Originated from electric short circuit, the fire broke out at around 3 in the morning at the control room where two boards of the Automatic Voltage  Regulator Pannel Board wwere totally destroyed.

Fire tenders from APL and BVFCL took around three hours to bring the situation under control. There is no report of anybcasualty. 

Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi laid the foundation stone of the new project in 2009 . 

The contract for the NRPP Installation was Offered to BHEL  in December 2008 and the commissioning  was earmarked in January 2012.

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Journalist based in Namrup, Assam.

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