Ludhiana: Confusion has again been created in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) regarding providing power connection without CLU (Change of Land Use).
Industrialists had taken a sigh of relief when state government had approved for providing commercial power connections to the power consumers without providing CLU but now PSPCL claimed that industrialists are not being provided with the power connection without CLU, which is the major issue.
Industrialists claimed that state government is playing with the industrialists as still, there is confusion. Earlier, officials have not allowed industrial connections to the power consumers at residential area. While department is in a confusion from past few months in this regard as hundreds of power consumers were struggling for power connections without accepting CLU.
While this is a major relief to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) of Ludhiana after Powercom agreed to issue power connections and load extension to industries located in Mixed Land Use (MLU) areas without asking for CLU or NOC certificates in the month of July this year.
A number of power consumers visited the different Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) offices for inquiry for providing power connection but officer of Janta Nagar sub-division still telling the power consumers that they need to have CLU for power connection.
Jasvinder Singh Thukral, President, Janta Nagar Small Scale Manufacturers Association said, “We have submitted the files and officers have accepted this and connections would be processed soon but when we asked for connection officers are again asking for CLU as they claimed that new circular has been issued from Patiala that there is need of CLU. We have struggle for seven years and now still not getting the results properly. State government should regulate this properly as this would also boom the industry as many of new units would open soon after this”.
Balbir Singh, an industrialist said, “PSPCL department is just playing with the industrialists as there is dire need of power connections. Department officers are not accepting the files as they are claiming that there is need of CLU but Deputy Chief Minister announced for providing power connections without CLU in past months.”
Parvinder Singh, another industrialist said, “I am requesting the authorities to take this issue seriously as many of the industrialists are seeking for the fulfilment of this demand from past several years and still department is in confusion for providing connections or not.”
N.K Sharma, Engineer in Chief said, “There is confusion between the officers as Janta Nagar Division officers have not read the circular properly though the process of providing the connection is same as cleared earlier.”
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