A record capacity of over 75 GW was added over the last three years leading to over-capacity in thermal power. Industry doesn't see new thermal capacity being planned for some time, however, the existing capacity close to commissioning, or under construction will come to grid.
Avery colourful legend has it that during the construction of the railway line from Dibrugarh to Margherita by Assam Railways & Trading Co (AR&TC) in 1867, a herd of logging elephants returned to the camp with their feet covered in crude oil. Even as this led the AR&TC personnel to look for seepages, the site engineer, WL Lake, reportedly cried out in excitement to his workers, 'Dig boy, dig!' on coming to learn about it.