Mir dismayed over tardy RAPDRP implementation

SRINAGAR, JULY 14:  Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, Power, Housing and Urban Development Department, Mr Mohammad Ashraf Mir today reviewed the progress of the Restructured Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme (II) project in Kashmir province.

The meeting was attended by Development Commissioner (Power), Chief Engineer S&O Wing Kashmir, Chief Engineer, Electric M&RE Wing, Kashmir, Chief Engineer, P&MM, J&K, SE EM&RE Circle-I/II Srinagar, Pulwama and Ganderbal, SE EM&RE Circle I/II Srinagar, Pulwama and Ganderbal, Xen Electric Maintenance I/II/III/IV, STD and II Srinagar, Vice President Projects, M/S EMC Ltd. (Implementing Agency), Deputy Manager EMC Ltd, Project Leader and Project manager.

The DCP and Chief Engineer (Nodal Officer) of the project presented introductory note about the project.

A detailed presentation was given by the Vice President, M/S EMC regarding implementation of RAPDRP-II. He informed the Minister about the status of approved vendors, status of approval of GTPs, drawings of the equipment, material, status of procurement of equipment/material, status of approval of SLDs for 33/11 KV substations, 33 and 11 KV feeders, physical status of on-ground activities and bottlenecks, if any.

The Minister was informed that the total cost of the project is Rs 889.56 crore and an amount of Rs 35 crore has been provided to the company as mobilization advance. The project has been divided into five clusters and the EMC Company has to execute cluster I & II while rest of the clusters is to be taken up by EM&RE wing Kashmir. The agreement of the project has been signed on 19 May 2014 and is to be completed by March 2016. There has been delay in the project due to heavy floods in September 2014, the Minister was informed.

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