With winter not far behind, LG reviews power scenario in J&K
Srinagar: Taking a cue from PB Shelley’s ‘Ode to West Wind’, though in the reverse order, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today directed the Power Development Department (PDD) authorities to ensure advance procurement and decentralized distribution of critical components like transformers, poles, and other material for inaccessible and potentially snow bound areas in view of the upcoming winter season.
He also directed for submission of a ‘Winter Preparedness Plan’ within a week.
This will be the first winter to test the LG Sinha as last winter, then administration miserably failed the people. Most of the Valley areas remained without electric supply for weeks and months and also the then administration failed to clear snow from vital roads for weeks together.
Sinha held a meeting at the Civil Secretariat here today to assess the preparedness of the PDD for the ensuing winter season, an official press release informed.
Observing the need to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the Union Territory, the Lt Governor directed to ensure quality check on the procurement of transformers and other critical equipments so that their shelf-life remains longer.
He also directed the officers to ensure no unscheduled power curtailment in the metered areas.
The Lt Governor also directed that the long-pending projects be completed on priority. He also directed the officers to look into the high damage rate of transformers in the UT and to submit an action plan lower it to the national average.