PSPCL engineers resent sale of Bathinda thermal plant land : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 15

The PSEB Engineers’ Association critised the decision of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to sell the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) land in Bathinda to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Jasvir Dhiman, president, PSEB Engineers’ Association, said here today, “The PSPCL management has transferred the GNDTP land valuing Rs 4,000 crore to the Housing Department, and is now planning to sell it at Re 1 to private players for 99 years.”

Dhiman said, “In the name of a proposed pharmaceutical park at the thermal land, it is an attempt to fill the coffers of a few private players. The administration has broken the trust of farmers, who vacated their land for the thermal plant years ago. The people of Punjab have been coerced to pay high electricity charges.”

Jatinder Garg, senior vice-president, said, “It was proposed that the revenue

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