Power import from India to start thru' Kushtia border
Ramkrishnapur under Bheramara upazila in Kushtia has been primarily selected for setting up of 250KV power sub-station aiming electricity import from India.
A four-member team visited the location on Tuesday. Ishtiaq Hasan, project manager of Bangladesh Power Grid Company, led the team.
Sources said the team finalised its report recommending the location as the most suitable site for the sub-station considering the geographical and other facilities. The survey report was sent to the authorities concerned Wednesday.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Bheramara Rajibul Islam and officials of Ishwardi 230 KV power sub-station were present during the survey.
According to the survey team, the government has 600 acres of free land under railway (west zone) in Ramkrishnapur while only 250 to 300 acres of land is necessary for the new sub-station. Moreover, the site is only 35 kilometres from Nadia, a border district of India, they added.
Besides, setting up of power station here would reduce cost as a power network is already there due to Ishwardi sub-station. Only eight kilometres of cable connectivity will be necessary to supply electricity to Ishwardi sub-station, said the sources.
Ishtiaq told The Daily Star yesterday that the survey team proposed to set up the power station at Ramkrishnapur considering all aspects, including minimal distance from India and other facilities.
The Bheramara UNO confirmed sending of the survey report to government high-ups.