Sunil holds public darbar, directs officials for redressal of grievances

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 9: Minister for Power Sunil Kumar Sharma today held a public darbar in Channi area.
In public darbar, people presented their complaints regarding power and sought redressal of same.
While interacting with gathering, Sunil Sharma said, “we are accountable to public and are looking forward for suggestions from public. PDD is committed to provide 24×7 electricity supply to Consumers throughout the State.”
He said PDD is trying to make it’s services public friendly and soon bringing new system that will also include direct public involvement. In this regard, we met Union MoS Power RP Singh yesterday at Delhi and he has assured us full support and cooperation, he added.
Meanwhile, in its efforts to mitigate the problems of the consumers during the scorching heat of ongoing summer season, Power Development Department has commissioned new distribution transformers having capacities ranging from 25 kVA to 250 kVA in different localities of Jammu city.
According to the official spokesman, 146 transformers have been commissioned in Roop Nagar, 79 in Channi Himmat, 16 in Trikuta Nagar, 16 in Canal Road and one at Janipur.
These transformers were lying non-functional for a pretty long time owing to procedural formalities which on the directions of Minister of Power Sunil Sharma were completed within a record period of seven days and they were commissioned and dedicated to the public on June 5 and 6 thereby relieving the people from low voltage and fluctuations.
The Minister has stressed on providing quality power to the consumers particularly to those households which are situated at the tail end of distribution network. Moreover, he has directed the PDD officials to identify the tail end consumers and furnish a detailed action plan in this regard to ensure adequate and quality power supply to them.
The decision to this effect was taken on the basis of feedback given by general public to the Minister for Power during public meets held at different places namely Rajinder Palace, Muthi, Top Paloura, Ram Vatika Park, Sector 2 Roop Nagar, Babliana Gangyal.
“The new transformers would not only help in ensuring consistent power supply in the city particularly during the summers but would also bring down the cases of transformer bursts/ damages as the transformers have relieved the existing overloaded transformers of undue burden thereby reducing their damage rate”, the spokesman said.
He further said that to augment power supply scenario in Jammu city the department on the instructions of Minister has installed two transformers of 50 MVA and 20 MVA capacity at two major grids of Jammu– Canal and Janipur on war footing basis.