Issues instructions for no unscheduled power cuts, Expeditious completion of ongoing works
Bandipora 16 November (KNB): Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmed today convened a meeting of officers to review the functioning of the Power Sector in the district.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Superintending Engineers (Projects) Muneer Ahmad Mir, SE EM&RE Ganderbal/Bandipora, Hilal Ahmad, Executive Engineer Gh Qadir Dar, Executive Engineers, Assistant Executive Engineers and senior officials of the department.
During the meeting the officers informed the authority about the power scenario in the district and the issues of overloading during peak hours.
They informed that the recent outages were primarily due to faults in various 11kv/33kv feeders, which were rectified by the Department immediately.
It was further informed that the power supply scenario in Division Bandipora has witnessed a considerable improvement as compared to previous year due to commissioning of Patushay Grid Station and relocation & rationalization of load on different feeders.
On the occasion Dr Owais directed the officers to make the Area-Wise Curtailment schedule public and ensure power supply strictly as per schedule.
He told the concerned officers to have in place proper grievance redressal mechanism by way of setting up of dedicated control rooms with adequate manpower who would take note grievances on unscheduled power cuts, faults, transformer damages, etc and coordinate and ensure timely redressal and disseminate of the information to the general public.
He also directed the officers to notify in advance any closure/ shutting down of grid stations/ Transmission Lines, on account of technical grounds.
Owais further stressed upon the officers to intensify field inspections and take action against consumers resorting to power thefts through different means, usage of crude broilers and unregistered load/connections.
While reviewing the ongoing works undertaken by the different wings of the Department, Dr Owais stressed upon all the concerned officers to expedite and ensure timely completion of all works especially the works involving construction/augmentation of Receiving Stations.
During the meeting, it was also informed by the concerned Officers that six Receiving Stations are on the advanced stages of their completion and efforts shall be made to commission them in a month’s time period which will improve the power scenario of the concerned areas to a large extent.
Dr Owais while addressing the media appealed the general public to use electricity judiciously and avoid the use of heavy load appliances during peak hours and to cooperate during the field inspections by the Power Department. KNB)