During the planning phase of the project, we identified that the sheer number of crossings would prove to be a challenge. Getting clearances and approvals, and ensuring ROW in the Maharashtra side of the line was critical, as we had faced obstacles in similar projects around the country. We also identified a stumbling block which could potentially stall the project in the execution phase – the type of soil in a 60 kms section of the line between Khandwa and Indore could not be worked on during the monsoon.
Our teams began obtaining clearances simultaneously from the various departments to ensure that previously faced ROW challenges could be easily overcome. We also broke the norm by attempting to construct the most challenging section first (between Khandwa and Indore) to ensure that work on the project would not be stalled during the monsoon.
This project will improve power supply and grid reliability by delivering 1320MW of thermal power from Khandwa to consumers in the domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial segments.
Crossing execution, in general, gets delayed due to delayed NOCs from the utilities. For early NOCs, utility wise NOC is planned. P1-PGCIL,P2-MPPTCL,P3-NH; Parallel working for Railways and a dedicated team deployed for the same. Avg duration for NOC for PL&NH crossings-6 months, for railway-12months. Involvement of district administration from Day 1 and ensuring to involving local patvari in disbursement of ROW payments. Identification of minimum of 30 locations for foundations and erections in the 3 month monsoon period. Planned site visit by local DETs ensuring zero delays for proposal movement from local DET to the DET(WR) and then to the Director(PTCC).NOC achieved for KTL-6months .Average time for PTCC clearance in WR-12months.