Delay in Power Projects Causing Cost Escalation: Vyas 

SRINAGAR — The delay in power infrastructure upgradation projects is resulting into the cost escalation.

This was disclosed in a meeting which was chaired by Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas, who directed the Power Development Department (PDD) to speed up work. He also told officials to discuss the issues projected by people during the “public grievances’ redressal camps” held at Srinagar, Jammu and various districts.

Vyas said that an effective mechanism should be put in place to ensure that state becomes self-sufficient in generation of power. He also said that the timely completion of transmission capacity projects would provide uninterrupted power supply to the consumers.

Vyas called upon completing the projects within the stipulated time frame.

The Advisor was briefed about the overall power scenario in the state. He was informed about various schemes and programmes being implemented by the department for further improvement and augmentation of power scenario. He directing that measures must be taken  for early completion and implementation of various flagship programmes.

The Advisor asked officials of PDD to work out an effective mechanism so that the issues being faced by the general public regarding power scenario are resolved within the shortest possible time.

Vyas stressed upon them to ensure uninterrupted power supply in coming winter months as per the schedule.

He also called for effective monitoring of various schemes to ensure better infrastructural facilities in most backward pockets of the state with special focus on improving power supply in the rural and far flung areas.

The Advisor also discussed human resource issues of PDD. He called for effectively streamlining HRM so that the officials working in various “wings are provided with ample opportunities of promotion and career progression.”

The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary PDD, Hirdesh Kumar, Chief Engineers of PDD, Kashmir, Jammu and other senior officers of the department.


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