Alasteng Power Line To Be Commissioned In January

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SRINAGAR — The Power Develop­ment Department (PDD) will commission the Alasteng power supply line in the month of Jan­uary to improve the power sup­ply situation. This was informed by the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma while reviewing the work of the Alas­teng Grid Station and Srinagar-Leh Transmission Line.

The Advisor also discussed the power being supplied to the consumers and the improve­ments expected after the com­missioning of the grid station. He also discussed the test charg­ing of Alasteng Grid Station and directed the concerned officials to do it by first week of Janu­ary. The Advisor was briefed that the 220 KV line connecting 220/132/33 KV Alasteng Grid Station will be commissioned by January ending. The Transmis­sion Line is being constructed by M/S Engineers and Construc­tion Industries (ECI) Hyderabad on turnkey basis. The Advisor Sharma reprimanded the con­tractor agency for its failure to complete the line in time and directed the Chief Engineer Sys­tems and Operations to initiate action in the matter.

He said the Governor is highly concerned about the power sce­nario in Kashmir and has direct­ed to improve the infrastructure immediately to save the con­sumers from inconvenience.

The Advisor along with other officers later visited Grid Station Zainakote – a vital installation for supplying power to major portion of district Srinagar. He discussed the impediments be­ing faced in the construction of line connecting Alasteng Grid Station in Dharmuna and Soibug areas, with District Development Commissioner Budgam and di­rected her to hasten the process and ensure prompt removal of bottlenecks, if any, to facilitate its commissioning at the earli­est. Sharma was informed that the Zainakote Grid Station is connected with Sterlite Grid Sta­tion Tangmarg which gets power from Samba through 400kv Samba-Amargarh transmission line – commissioned earlier this year. The Advisor also visited Dal dwellers colony in Rakh Arath and was briefed by the DDC Bud­gam about the rehabilitation of dal dwellers.

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