Next time the thermal power plants in Udupi and Ballari stop production owing to technical problems, Bengaluru may not have to face power cuts. It´ll be in a more comfortable position once production begins in 2018 at the 350-MW gas-based power plant coming up in Yelahanka.Meanwhile, the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited is also considering a proposal to convert the defunct diesel-generating station at Yelahanka into a gas-based one. The proposal that will involve dismantling of the diesel-generating set and replacement of the engines, is expected to cost Rs 1,570 crore and gas will be supplied by GAIL. ´A decision will be taken based on financial viability and economy of the project. However, we are going ahead with the 350 MW station project,´a senior KPCL official said.