Advisor Baseer directs speedy completion of power augmentation projects

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Apr 17: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed speedy implementation of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) meant for augmentation of power infrastructure including increasing transmission capacity so that uninterrupted power supply is provided to people at the earliest.
The Advisor was speaking at a review meeting convened to discuss power scenario and implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes in Kashmir under KPDCL projects.
The schemes currently being executed include Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DUGJY), Prime Ministers Development Plan (PMDP) and several other schemes.
While reviewing the progress and targets of the schemes, the Advisor directed speeding up their execution for the greater good of the society. He maintained that officers should hold regular meetings to remove the bottlenecks, if any, so that these schemes are completed within the stipulated timeframe without incurring any cost escalation.
The Advisor while discussing the condition of distribution infrastructure asked the engineers to identify all worn-out poles, transformers and conductors in the region so that sufficient funds are made available for replacement in a mission mode for creating a much more reliable distribution infrastructure.
He directed that round the clock power supply must be maintained in the newly established quarantine centers for COVID-19 positive patients.
He also directed maintaining uninterrupted power supply during Sehri and Iftar time in the coming holy month of Ramadan.
For the convenience of the public, the Advisor directed PDD officers to maintain a register in every district regarding damage of transformers and their repair.
The meeting was attended by Secretary PDD, M Raju and other senior officers.
MD, PDCL, Chief Engineer PDD Kashmir attended the review meeting through video conferencing.


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