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Govt committed to reduce power curtailment hours: Baseer Khan

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Ramban: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Saturday conducted an extensive tour of Banihal Sub-Division of district Ramban to take stock of various ongoing development projects, winter preparedness made by JPDCL, Covid mitigation efforts and disaster management.

Advisor also interacted with several deputations led by the DDC Chairperson, Dr, Shamshad Shan, President MC, Beopar Mandal, PRIs who apprised him of their demands and grievances seeking an early redressal of the same.

Baseer Khan was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Mussarat Islam, BDC Chairperson, Rashida Begum, DDC members, Chief Engineer, JPDCL, AK Sachdeva, Director Rural Development Jammu, Kishore Singh Chib, Director Tourism, BDC Chairpersons, ADC Harbans lal, ACD Zameer Rishu and other senior officers of the district.

The Advisor inspected 10 MVA Receiving Station at Banihal with an additional capacity of 6.3 MVA. He also inspected various ongoing Rural development works.

He inaugurated Footbridge at Thachi -Wagan besides reviewing infrastructure being developed in the district to provide better facilities to the people.

Speaking on the occasion, the Advisor said that the Government is committed to provide adequate power supply to the people of UT by capacity enhancement in transmission, distribution and power generation. The aim is to reduce the power curtailment time especially in ensuing winters across the UT, he added.

The Advisor directed the Chief Engineer JPDCL to conduct survey in the district for the replacement of wooden and damaged electric poles, wires, conductors and other material required for smooth supply of electricity and in the process involve the PRI’s also. He added that the funds have already been released in this behalf to create a robust electricity network in the UT.

He also directed the Chief Engineer to replace all wires wherever required to improve power supply in the district besides electrifying the uncovered areas.

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