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High Court Extends Stay On Centre’s Order Reallocating Power Generated by Thermal Power Plant in Delhi to Haryana Till April 29

Lawstreet Journal 4 Apr 2022 11:36pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary High Court Extends Stay On Centre’s Order Reallocating Power Generated by Thermal Power Plant in Delhi to Haryana Till April 29

The stay on an order passed by the Central Government has been extended by the Delhi High Court on Friday, April 1, 2022. The order was passed for reallocating power generated by city's Dadri-II Thermal Power Station from the national capital to the State of Haryana.

BACKGROUND 

The Court was dealing with a petition filed by BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, a DISCOM, challenging the order of 29 March 2022 passed by the Ministry of Power which, alluding to a purported surrender of power generated by the Dadri-II Thermal Power Station by the Delhi Government, had transferred the same to the State of Haryana. 

The development came after Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma appearing for the Centre sought two weeks’ time to file response in the matter.

In the beginning, Sharma apprised the Court that the request for deallocation was made in 2015 and that there had been almost 5-6 deallocations made from the said quota. 

PREVIOUS HEARINGS 

During the previous course of hearing, Senior Advocate Sandeep Sethi appearing for the petitioner had submitted that if the order impugned will be impugned will be implemented, then 23% of the population of the city would be deprived of power in the next 24 hours.
It was held by the Court that: 

 “The Court also takes notes of the averments made in paragraph 5 of the writ petition where the petitioners aver that the impugned order would, if permitted to operate, come into effect from 00:00 hours on Friday 1 April 2022. The resultant… Continue Reading...


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