758 kanals and 8 marlas of land has been acquired by the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) for the project of construction of a grid station in Chakwal. The grid station is supposed to provide 500kV of potential and is intended to increase the provision of power supply to the industrial areas of the city.
The project had been on a hiatus due to an issue regarding the acquisition of land which has been resolved by the responsible authorities. Boundary wall construction has been initiated and the area has been separated for the grid station alone.
The project also includes work on Ghazi Brotha and Gakkar Rawat transmission lines and the total estimated cost of the project is said to be approximately 9000 million rupees, 43 million euros out of which, have already been promised by KfW, a bank in Germany.
The project is bound to improve power supply in the regions covered by FESCO and IESCO including Choa Saidan Shah, Gujjar Khan and Chakri. The improvement of voltage will provide a cushion for the energy deficit as well as play a key role in the industrial progression of the area. This will also help in the increment of business and employment opportunities.