CEA snubs, directs expedite work without any delay
Srinagar Dec 09: Amid the grave shortage of power supply in Kashmir Valley during winters, it has been disclosed that several power projects worth rupees 1200 crore are still lingering and are awaiting for its completion due to slow pace of work by Power Development Department (PDD).
According to news agency, giving a big jolt to consumers across Kashmir Valley, Power Development Department (PDD) has failed to complete infrastructural work on several power projects across Kashmir Valley that worth rupees 1200 crore.
Sources said, “Several power projects worth rupees 1200 crore are still incomplete as PDD has failed to accomplish infrastructural work within a specified period of time”.
They added, “These projects are still lingering and are yet to complete amid due to slow pace of work by Power Development Department (PDD).
Meanwhile Central Electric Authority (CEA) has directed the UT administration to expedite the infrastructural work on these projects so that people be given satisfactory power supply.
Sources said the recent snowfall across Kashmir Valley has exposed the tall claims of PDD regarding transmission of electricity to consumers. “The November snowfall across Kashmir exposed claims of supplying electricity by PDD to consumers. Also the maiden snowfall of the season badly damaged the dilapidated infrastructure of the department”, sources added.
It has been learnt that Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has recently chaired a high level meet wherein it snubbed PDD officials for sluggish work being carried out on several projects. Sources told that CEA directed the PDD officials to complete the infrastructural work on these power projects without any further delay in order to contain the regular power cuts in the Valley.
They added, CEA during the meet expressed dissatisfaction over the ongoing work over these projects that worth rupees 1189 crore. CEA official apparently told that PDD has failed in completion of these power projects within a notified period of time.
During the meet, CEA Chief Engineer also reviewed the ongoing work on projects being established under Prime Minister’s Developmental Package and impressed officials to accomplish the work without any further delay.(JKNS)