[MIDC officials led by Superintending Engineer (E&M) Circle Pune R.K. Bhorkade (Centre) visited Malegaon Textile Park on Tuesday April 12, 2016 (ummid.com photo)]
Malegaon: Taking a swift and commendable action, senior Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) officials Tuesday visited the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MAHAVITARAN) office in Malegaon and urged the concerned engineers to provide electricity connections to the industrialists at Malegaon Textile Park as early as possible.
The MIDC officials from Pune and Nashik who were led by Superintending Engineer (E&M) Circle Pune R.K. Bhorkade also visited the Malegaon Textile Park and assured the industrialists that their applications for power connection lying with the MAHAVITARAN since August 2015 will be processed soon.
“The basic infrastructure to provide electricity at Malegaon Textile Park is ready. There are some technical reasons because of which the applications for new power connections could not be processed”, Bhorkade said while talking to ummid.com.
“We have discussed the matter with the concerned officers at MAHAVITARAN at length and have urged them to provide electricity connections as early as possible”, he added.
R.K. Bhorkade was accompanied by EE E&M Pune D.R. Chavan, Deputy Engineer Narvade, AE R P Thote and other senior MIDC officers from Nashik.
Bhorkade also said that they will be meeting Chief Engineer MAHAVITARAN at his Nashik Road office Wednesday on the same issue.
The MIDC officers swung into action after ummid.com reported last Wednesday that the Malegaon Textile Park despite being under the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) – the apex body of the state to look after industrial development and infrastructure are lacking in sufficient power supply.
The Malegaon Mini Textile Park built on 15.75 acres of land has a total of 72 plots. While 60 plots have been allotted to industrialists, 12 plots have been reserved for official use. About one acre of land has also been allotted to the electricity department for construction of sub-station.
Currently, construction work on about 25 plots has been completed. However, power connection has been provided to only 04 consumers. It is learnt that the MAHAVITARAN is unable to provide new connections because the existing line is over-loaded.
Meanwhile, the Malegaon Industries & Manufacturers Association (MIMA) has thanked the MIDC for the fast and swift action.
“We have been wandering here and there since last more than six months. It is good the senior MIDC officers visited the Malegaon Textile Park today and assured us all support”, Aleem Faizee General Secretary of Malegaon Industries & Manufacturers Association (MIMA) said.
Malegaon Industries & Manufacturers Association (MIMA) was founded in 2007 to work for the establishment a state of the art textile park with modern and high quality shuttleless power looms in Malegaon - the second largest textile cluster in India after Bhiwandi.