Expedite power infrastructure works in J&K: Union Min to Central PSUs

SRINAGAR: Expressing dissatisfaction over the sluggish pace of work by three Central PSUs on augmentation of power transmission and distribution infrastructure in J&K, Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge), R K Singh on Thursday said there is absolutely no scope for lackadaisical approach and the works shall have to be completed within the set time-frame.

Speaking at a meeting chaired by Governor Satya Pal Malik here today to review the progress of power sector schemes in J&K, the Minister asked the State Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam to submit fortnightly update directly to his office on the implementation of Rs 2500 crore works allotted to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), Rural Electrification Corporation Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL) and REC Transmission Project Company Ltd (RECTPCL) under Prime Minister’s Development Programme (PMDP), Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), DDUGJY and R-APDRP. (AGENCIES)