SRINAGAR The Power Development Department is facing a deficit of 900 Mw of electricity due to which it has to resort to the frequent power cuts. PDD chief engineer, Hashmat Qazi, said that the people are resorting to overload during winters despite the fact that the department is currently facing power deficit of 900 Megawatt (MW) in Kashmir.
Hashmat said that the department is currently facing power deficit of 900 MWT due to which the curtailment program has been started. In metered areas, there is a six hour curtailment and in non-metered one there is a nine hour curtailment, he said.
We dont call it power crisis as we are supplying 1300 MW power instead of 1050 MW. People resort to overload by using electric gadgets, which result in tripping of grids, therefore causes suffering to people, he added.
Hashmat said that the department was once again appealing the people not to go for overloading especially in peak hours from 6-10 pm so that the we can cater the load easily.
Action is being taken against those who violate the norms but I want people to become responsible regarding the usage of electricity, he added.
PDD chief engineer further added that the Alasteng grid is being construct from past some years and this year work has picked up and is about to be completed. I believe the work on the grid will be completed in a week following which line laying process will be done in 10-15 days. Once the grid will start functioning by the end of January 2019, I believe the people will heave a sigh of relief, he added.
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