Greater Noida: Discom starts work on 400KV line to ensure non-stop supply
On the assurances of the district administration, farmers consented to let UPPTCL carry out work on its transmission linenoida Updated: Jun 21, 2017 00:00 IST
To ensure uninterrupted power supply in Gautam Budh Nagar and NCR cities, the Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited (UPPTCL) started work on its 400KV transmission line between Jahangirpur and Pali in Greater Noida.
Officials said that the stringing work could not be started in October 2016 as farmers of Hazratpur and Bodaki villages did not want to sell their land. The farmers were demanding that their unsold land be acquired and not purchased, as the acquisition would ensure that they are rehabilitated i.e. allocated land elsewhere.
A section of the farmers had also gone on a fast and stated that they would allow work to be resumed only once their demands are fulfilled. However, the deadlock ended on Thursday after the district magistrate and other senior officials met them and assured of acquiring the land.
On the assurances of the district administration, the farmers consented to let UPPTCL carry out work on its 400KV transmission line.
The district magistrate (DM) of Gautam Budh Nagar, BN Singh, said, “Completion of this work will ensure that Noida and Greater Noida get uninterrupted power supply. We resolved the matter with farmers along with officials from the Greater Noida authority.”
Farmers were demanding that their land should be acquired under the 2013 Act. After negotiations, the Greater Noida authority agreed to acquire the land.
Senior officials of the administration including district magistrate BN Singh and senior superintendent of police (SSP) Love Kumar, organised a function on Saturday and felicitated farmers for their cooperation and allowing the work to be resumed. The farmers were felicitated after which work on the site was initiated by the UPPTCL.