Meter reading, load consuming centre coming up in Srinagar


SRINAGAR –  A Data Centre is coming up in Srinagar which will provide information about meter reading, load consuming and number of damaged electric transformers. 

Officials said here today that the centre was being constructed at a cost of Rs 8.50 crore at Bemina in the city. 

They said out of the amount sanctioned for the centre, Rs 6 crore have been spent on the project till date. 

They said the centre on its completion is expected to provide information about meter reading and load consuming. 

It will also help the Power Development Department (PDD) to know about the number of damaged electric transformers. 

They said that presently the consumers are being provided 1000 to 1100 MW electricity everyday which is 10 per cent more than the supply of last year in the Kashmir Valley. 

In this connection, the department has framed curtailment schedule which is being strictly implemented in letter and spirit. They further said that during the current fiscal upto the month of October, Rs 290 crore were realised as electric tariff from the consumers which is 38 per cent more as compared to last year. They said 4000 damaged electric transformers were repaired at different workshops so that the areas concerned would not suffer on account of power supply.

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