Govt admits power deficit in Kashmir

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 12/6/2019 12:17:54 AM

Desirable electricity to be supplied to Kashmiris after Jan 2020: Advisor Khan

SRINAGAR, Dec 5: Admitting power shortage in the Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday said that the power supply to the people living in Kashmir will be desirable after January next year.
According to reports, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad Khan told media persons said the administration is working day in and day out to ensure 360 plus MegaWatt power is made available to the Valley by erecting transmission line.
The Advisor was apparently reacting to the Alesteng transmission line. Khan stated that they are hopeful that the line will be completed by the end of January 2020 following which desirable electricity will be supplied to the people of Kashmir. He added that the transmission line should have been completed six years but, now the administration is working hard to ensure the line is completed well on time.
About the damage caused to Power Development Department (PDD) in recent snowfall, Advisor Khan said that the department suffered huge losses while the employees worked tirelessly to ensure the people don’t suffer for a long. “The employees at that time risked their lives and repaired the electricity at shortest period,” he informed.



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