Power ministry forms committee to probe NTPC blast

ANI | Updated: Nov 07, 2017 09:15 IST

Power ministry forms committee to probe NTPC blast .

New Delhi [India], November 7 (ANI): The Ministry of Power on Monday constituted a committee to investigate the cause of the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) plant explosion in Uttar Pradesh's Unchahar .

The four-member committee will conduct the investigation under the guidance of P . D . Siwal, a member of Central Electricity Authority of India .

At least 32 people were killed and more than hundred injured when an ash-pipe exploded due to pressure at the Feroze Gandhi Thermal Power Plant of NTPC in the Raebareli district on November 1 .

Union Minister of State for Power R . K . Singh had earlier on Thursday declared Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia to the next of kin of those killed in the mishap .

The NTPC operates a 1550 Mega Watt power plant of Uttar Pradesh, which is named after Feroze Gandhi, the husband of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi . (ANI)