Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday directed Power Development Department (PDD) to submit a winter preparedness plan in a week besides ensuing that no unscheduled power curtailment is made in the metered areas of the Union Territory.
According to an official spokesperson, LG conducted a meeting at the Civil Secretariat here on Friday to assess the preparedness of the Power Development Department for the ensuing winter season.
In the meeting, the official spokesperson said, the LG directed the officers concerned to ensure necessary advance procurement and decentralized distribution of critical components like transformers, poles, and other material for inaccessible and potentially snow bound areas in view of the upcoming winter season.
“He also directed for submission of a ‘Winter Preparedness Plan’ within a week. He also directed the officers to ensure no unscheduled power curtailment in the metered areas,” the official spokesperson said.
Observing the need to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the Union Territory, Sinha directed to ensure quality check on the procurement of transformers and other critical equipment so that their shelf life remains longer.
“The LG directed that the long-pending projects be completed on priority. He also directed the officers to look into the high damage rate of transformers in the UT and to submit an action plan lower it to the national average,” the official spokesperson added.
LG’s advisors KK Sharma and Farooq Khan, Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam; Principal Secretary, PDD, Rohit Kansal; Managing Director JPDCL Yasha Mudgal; Managing Director KPDCL, Mohammad Aijaz Asad; Chief Engineers and other senior officers attended the meeting, in person and through video conferencing.
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