Dy CM reviews functioning of PDD, PHE Departments

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In order to ensure regular water and power supply across the state, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh asked the functionaries of the twin department to put in their best to maintain regular supply of water and electricity to the people.
Dr Nimal Singh was addressed joint meeting of PDD and PHE departments to review their functioning in which Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary, MLA West Sat Sharma, Chief Engineers, Superintendent Engineers, Executive Engineers and other senior functionaries of both the Departments were present.
Addressing the meeting, Dy CM said, ” “The PDD department should provide dedicated transformers to PHE department so that water supply was not affected” the Dy CM directed. He directed the PDD authorities to submit a proposal for setting up a new receiving station at Gandhi Nagar to decrease the load on existing infrastructure. He exhorted upon the department to upgrade the existing power infrastructure including maintenance and bifurcation of feeders. The department was asked to submit a report with the recommendations for steps to be taken to prevent damages to the transformers and cut down transmission and distribution losses.
Sham Lal Choudhary discussed various issues of PHE department with the Deputy Chief Minister and sought timely repair of transformers damaged at various tube wells. He also stressed on the need to make available more dedicated transformers for the smooth supply of water to the people.
Later, the Deputy Chief Minister alongwith Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary visited flood affected areas along side Tawi River to take stock of damage caused by heavy rains.

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