Building New Infra In J&K On Unprecedented Scale: LG

‘Govt Will Not Rest Till J&K Truly Becomes One Of The Country's Best Developed Regions’

Samba-The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Monday that his administration is working on an unprecedented scale in building new infrastructure and improving the facilities available to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Govt will not rest till J&K truly becomes one of the country's best developed regions, which the entire nation can be proud of,” Sinha said, as per an official spokesperson on Monday.

He made these remarks after inaugurating 22 power transmission & distribution projects costing Rs. 216 Cr at Samba.

According to the spokesperson, the LG said that J&K’s power infrastructure, which remained dilapidated for the last several decades, is being transformed at a fast pace.

“Today’s development represents a giant stride in capacity augmentation and improvement in power supply to consumers of Jammu, Samba, Hiranagar, Kathua, Udhampur and adjoining areas. The new power projects will meet the power supply demand of the citizens as well as the industrial sector,” Sinha said.

Terming the occasion as historic for the people of Samba, the LG, as per the spokesperson said that the Samba district has also received a dedicated grid station after a long wait of 15 years.

“We are firm in our resolve for practical, pragmatic and viable solution to strengthen power infrastructure in every district of J&K UT,” the LG said.

“To address the current power deficit and to meet the needs of our expanding economy, the government is upgrading transmission & distribution infrastructure that will also enable us to generate productive employment opportunities for youth,” he added.

According to the spokesperson, the LG expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister and Union Power Minister for their continuous support in strengthening the power sector in J&K.

Sinha, he said, further stated that J&K under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi is moving towards fulfilling the dream of a better life for every citizen.

He said that the upcoming Rs 12,922 Cr power sector project for the UT will increase the total availability of electricity in the system, especially for the household, industries and agriculture sector.

“We are working on an unprecedented scale in building new infrastructure and improving the facilities available to the citizens,” Sinha said.

The LG, according to the spokesperson congratulated the officials of Power Development Department, the people of Samba and the adjoining areas on the commissioning of new power projects.

“PDD is making efforts to reduce T&D losses and bring them within reasonable limits. The department has achieved praiseworthy results. However, due to power theft, honest consumers who pay their electricity bills regularly are bearing the brunt of the cost of theft by other unscrupulous elements. We need to sensitize people to pay their bills on time and help the government to make power sector financially viable,” the LG said.

He also made a special mention of Jagmohan Sharma, Chairman JPDCL for highlighting the core issues of power sector in the UT.

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