JAMMU – Minister of State for Power, CA&PD, Transport and Forest, Mr. Shabir Ahmed Khan has exhorted upon the Power Development Department authorities to ensure timely repair of damaged transformers at Central and District workshops to avoid public inconvenience, adding that any negligence in this regard would be viewed seriously.
The Minister who is on winter Secretariat duty at Srinagar today visited Central workshop Pampore and took stock of its functioning.
Technical Secretary Power, Mr. Azgar Ali, Chief Engineer M&RE Kashmir, Mr. Muzaffer Matoo, Chief Engineer Central store, Mr. Mohammad Latif and other senior engineers and officers accompanied by the Minister during the visit.
On the occasion, the Minister was apprised that 105 new transformers are available in the workshop for backup during winters in the Valley. He was informed that so far 95 old transformers have been repaired and dispatched for installation where ever required. He was further informed that out of 1061 damaged transformers brought for repairs in the workshop from various districts, 1040 were repaired and returned back to the concerned quarters for installation, during the current financial year.
The Minister also listened to the problems of the workers working on casual basis in the workshop and assured them that there genuine demands would be redressed on priority. He instructed the employees to work with dedication and devotion for maintaining regular power supply to the consumers.
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