The land issue involving the 400KV under construction substation in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, has shown signs of progress.
Following a meeting with the officials of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) earlier this month, the officials of the transmission department said that the CISF authorities have now offered an alternate land for erecting a much required transmission pole.
The substation at Indirapuram is proposed to be connected to the 400KV substation in Ator, which required a pole to be aligned on the CISF campus in Indirapuram. Earlier, the CISF authorities had denied permission but Ghaziabad MP General (retd) VK Singh held a meeting to resolve the issue.
“The land is offered at an alternative site. A letter was sent to our senior officials in this regard. Now, we will assess if the land offered falls under the alignment and is technically feasible for putting up the pole. The offered land is 20 metres away from the original site while we needed the land within 10 metres of deviation from the proposed site. We are studying the feasibility and will present a plan soon to the CISF authorities,” said Yatendra Kumar, superintending engineer, UP power transmission corporation.
Earlier in March, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had also written to Union home minister Rajnath Singh and sought his intervention for immediate resolution of the land issue.
The work on the 400KV substation at Indirapuram is presently on hold because of the land issue. Work was scheduled to commence at the substation in April but was delayed.
“We will be able to complete the work within a month if the land provided is okay. Till now, more than 80% of the work for the substation is complete,” Kumar said.
Once energised, the 400KV substation costing around `400 crore will cater to the power needs of trans-Hindon areas of Ghaziabad and will also be able to supply power to Sector 62 substation in Noida.