Govt says electricity supply restored fully

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan, today convened a meeting to take stock of the functioning and activities of the Power Development Department (PDD).

The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer, PDD, Shehnaz Goni, Superintendent Engineers, Xens and other concerned.

While receiving the first hand appraisal of the power supply in the Kashmir division, the Divisional Commissioner was informed that power supply has been almost restored fully across the valley and men and machinery is on job to rectify power fault, if any.

The Div com was also appraised about various works being carried out to augment the power supply. He was informed that various measures are underway to improve the overall functioning of the Department.

Regarding the power cuts, it was given out that in comparison to last yearÂ’s cut of 63 hours per week; the Department has reduced the power cuts to 60 hours per week, while as there is maximum power cut of 2 and half at a time. The meeting was further informed that no power cut has occurred in Hospitals during the month.

The Div Com resolved the issue of the land acquired for the transformer workshop on the spot and directed the concerned to start the work at an earliest. He also directed for ensuring timely replacement of the damaged transformers on priority.

He stressed the Officers and Engineers to perform their duties with added zeal and passion so that better facilities are provided to the people. He asked for adopting concrete mechanism to ensure supply of power as per schedule.

Meanwhile, the Div Com directed for taking stringent action against the power theft and asked for activating field functionaries to curb it.

Post snowfall – 90% of power supply restored in Kashmir: Dy CM

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today informed the House that up to 90 percent power supply has been restored in the valley which had been disrupted due to heavy snowfall. He said necessary instructions have been passed to the concerned to ensure cent-percent supply is restored in the region at the earliest

The Deputy CM was replying to the concerns raised by many legislators regarding power supply in the valley, in legislative assembly here today.

Giving details, the Dy Chief Minister said that heavy snowfall started at morning of 6th January and continued till evening resulting in accumulation of about 10 to 12 inches of snow in Srinagar and around 3 to 5 feet in far flung rural areas resulting in faults on most of 33 KV and 11 KV lines.

Dr Singh said 90 percent of power supply was restored at 7pm on 7th January in the valley and 1025 MWs of power supply was recorded against 1150 MW being supplied during this time in normal conditions. He said all 33KV Lines, 11 KV and receiving stations were fully restored by 8th January baring 6.3 MVA NoorKhah Rampora Uri-Power Transformer which developed a snag and is under repairs.

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