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Sunil, Dy Speaker review power scenario in Gurez

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SRINAGAR, MAY 17: Minister for Power Development Sunil Kumar Sharma along with Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Khan Gurezi today convened a meeting to take stock of functioning and progress on various developmental activities being carried out by the Power Development Department in Gurez sub-division.

Commissioner Secretary PDD Hridesh Kumar, Development Commissioner PDD Asgar Ali Majaz, Chief Engineer M&RE Shahnaz Goni, Chief Engineer Projects PDD Daljeet Singh, Chief Engineer PDC Fayaz Andrabi, Chief Engineer S&O Muzaffar Ahmad, Director P&S Rakesh Jamwal and other concerned were present in the meeting.

On the occasion, the Deputy Speaker, who is also MLA from Gurez constituency, raised issues related to power scenario in Gurez and about the pace of work on transmission line connecting Bandipora to Gurez and Gurez to Tulail under different schemes including DDUGJY.

The meeting was informed that the phase one of the project— 66km long Bandipora to Gurez line has been approved while Gurez to Tulail line is under the process of approval.

The meeting was informed that the necessary approval for the phase second of the project will be sought shortly and work on the project will be started immediately and completed on a war footing.

Gurezi asked the officers to ensure that the power lines are laid underground at Razdan portion to prevent electricity breakdown during winters so that the people of these remote areas don’t face inconvenience in this regard.

The Deputy Speaker also sought the progress of setting up of Receiving Station in Gurez for which tentative dates for laying foundation stone was proposed as May 25. He also sought an electric special sub-division in Gurez for which framing of a proposal was sought from the concerned authorities besides posting of Assistant Engineer to Gurez.

He enquired the status of work on 17 MW Markoot Power Project and was informed that Pre-Feasibility Report (PFR) for the project was already envisaged and that the work on it will be started soon.

He also sought better facilities to the people of the sub-division during the holy month of Ramadan.

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