The lights are going out in Uttar Pradesh’s power capacity addition plan and the villain is once again land acquisition. Bajaj Hindusthan has decided to pull out of the R10,000-crore, 1,980 MW Bargad power project planned in Chitrakoot district, following the recent exit of Jaypee Group from the R7,000-crore, 1,320 MW Karchhana project.

The company had signed the memorandum of understanding with the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation in December 2010, but not even 10 out of the required 13,000 acres have been acquired so far, sources told FE.