The Delhi Unit of Bhartiya Janta Party has urged Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to solve the three-month long power issue shadowing its horror in the capital city.
A meeting was held at Raj Niwas and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijendra Gupta told Jung to intervene in order to resolve the entangled locks between the Power Ministry, Government of India and Delhi Government. An immediate attention is required in the matter due to the issue of land availability for the construction of power sub stations at Rajghat, Dwarka, Karampura and Tughlakabad.
Two other BJP MLAs Om Prakash Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan were also present at the meeting. Gupta said the central government is keen to solve Delhi’s power crisis, but the lack of willingness of Delhi government to provide land for the same has pushed the matter to stand hold.
Gupta informed the media about his request to Jung for allocating the land to sub stations at token amount of Re one in the public interest.
Jung has assured careful consideration of the matter and providing required support for the same. Gupta told that Government of India is positive to pay Rs 9 crore per acre to Delhi government as the price for the land. But he was disgruntled because of Delhi government’s demand of 20% lease price every year for the next 35 years which Gupta believes will make the project difficult to rear and also heighten the price of electricity for consumers.
He criticized the Delhi government for putting hurdles in the ambitious plan of Centre for the people of Delhi. According to him Delhi Government’s lack of inventiveness to work on the cause will keep the populace at large at a big disadvantage and stop even the central government to work for them.