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Power Grid Corporation of India expects final decision on sub-station at Bhangar

Power Grid Corporation of India is hopeful of arriving at a final decision on starting work on its sub-station at Bhangar in South 24 Parganas District, the construction of which was disallowed by protesting villagers.


PTI Last Updated at 08 Aug 2018, 00:08 IST India
Power Grid Corporation of India expects final decision on sub-station at Bhangar

Power Grid Corporation of India is hopeful of arriving at a final decision on starting work on its sub-station at Bhangar in South 24 Parganas District, the construction of which was disallowed by protesting villagers.

"A final decision is likely in a meeting on Saturday (August 11) with state government officials and the locals against the project," a Power Grid official told PTI.

He said the decision will be when to commence, as there is "no question" of scrapping the project. According to leaders of one of the groups spearheading the protests, there has been an understanding with the state government over the proposed project.

"We will assess the site and then give a timeline (on starting work on the sub-station)," the official said. In January 2017, villagers were up in arms against setting up of the sub-station, demanding return of their lands.

Two persons were killed and many were reported missing as violence erupted over the issue.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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