Will Generate 3400 MW Power In Next 4 Years: LG

Srinagar- Asserting that his administration is committed to ensure quality and regular power supply to every household in Jammu and Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday urged people to install smart meters and support the government’s efforts of bringing reforms in the power sector.

Addressing a press conference here, Sinha said that after Jammu, 5900 households of Srinagar equipped with smart meters and connected to 3 feeders in Srinagar will get 24x7 quality power supply, an official spokesperson said Tuesday.

Feeders - Peerbagh 02, Rawalpora F-05 and Rawalpora F-04 in Srinagar will now get round the clock quality power supply without any scheduled curtailment.

“We are committed to quality and reliable power supply to every household. I urge people to install smart meters and support the government’s efforts in bringing reforms in the power sector,” Sinha said.

Pertinently, on March 21, the LG had announced zero scheduled power curtailment to 6603 households in the areas of Jammu where smart meters have been installed.

While interacting with the media persons, the LG, as per the spokesperson reiterated government’s commitment to generating 3400 MW power in the next four years, making J&K UT self-sufficient in the power sector.

Sinha, he said, also claimed that no serious efforts were made to exploit the power generation potential in the past.

“However, power generation being targeted for the next four years will be equal to the cumulative capacity installed during the last 7 decades,” the LG added.

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