'Hazratbal to get energy-saving LED street lights soon'

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash, today convened a meeting to review electricity scenario of the Hazratbal Constituency.

During the meeting, the Minister said the constituency would soon get energy-saving LED street lights, which would not only save energy but will add to beauty of the area as well.

She directed the officials of PDD to start work on this project at an earliest. She also directed the officials to complete all electric transformer repair works, besides installation of new electric poles, HT wiring and other pending work in the constituency before the onset of winter season so that the people do not face any difficulty.                                   

Earlier, the meeting was informed that Hazratbal lighting project has been approved under Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP) at a cost of Rs. 6 crore.

The Minister was briefed that under the project LED lights would be installed around the shrine and from from Nishat to Hazratbal, Habak to Buchpora and Rainawari to Hazratbal roads. Around 300 octagonal poles with automatic control panels, AVRs, new cabling and sophisticated electrical items will be used in this project. 

SE PDD Srinagar and Ganderbal, and concerned Executive Engineers and Xens were present in the meeting.

Meanwhile, the Minister also reviewed PHE and Irrigation and Flood Control projects underway in the Constituency.

She was informed that Rakh-i-Zakura water plant to be constructed at a cost of Rs 42 crore will augment the water supply to the constituency, besides various areas of Ganderbal district.

Asiea Naqash asked the concerned to clean all irrigation canals in the constituency and directed them to stop dredging from Harwan-Teilbal nallah.

 She also asked the officials to conduct regular field visits so that grievances of the people are redressed at an earliest.

 Chief Engineer, Executive Engineers, Xens of PHE and I&FC departments attended the meeting.

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