After an unexpected halt in operations at the production units in Tuticorin Thermal Power Station (TTPS), efforts were being made to operate the power station in full swing.

Two units, II and III, of the station did not function as usual on Friday when the coal was not in good condition.

C. Ganesan, Chief Engineer, TTPS, said the allotment of coal consigned from Vizag was wet and sticky in condition. With such unfavourable conditions, it was difficult to experience a free flow of coal through pipes. For every hour, 40 tonnes of coal had to be fed continuously for producing energy. But the poor condition of coal, led to a stoppage.

The consignment of coal was stocked in six bunkers. He expressed hope that the power station would run on full capacity from Saturday evening.