Transmission lines will be improved soon: Dy CM

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh informed the House that Rs. 5.96 crore and Rs. 1.83 crore under R-APDRP and IPDS respectively have been proposed for improvement and up-gradation of power scenario
He said that in order to facilitate early replacement of damaged transformers, workshop at district Pulwama is being established, which will also cater to Tral constituency.
Replying to a question by Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the construction of new receiving station is apace under TND and construction of Receiving Station at Aripal has been approved under DDUJY.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that regarding deteriorated HT/LT distribution system in the area, the Department has taken concrete measures in phased manner for carrying out system improvement as has been done in other constituencies also. He said that the Department is improving the existing network within the available resources under various programmes.
He said that an amount of Rs 10 crore each was released during last three fiscals for the improvement of HT/LT network in the districts of Kashmir Valley, adding that accordingly an amount of Rs 22.92 Lakhs have been utilized for improvement of HT/LT network Tral constituency.
In reply to another question by Vikar Rasool, the Deputy Chief Minister said that Rs 87.96 lakh have been released under different heads for strengthening the power infrastructure in Banihal area during the last financial year.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the reasons for the damage of distribution of transformers are overloading, lightening and heavy snow/rain/windstorm besides higher consumption against the registered load by consumers in the area.
He said that scheduled and unscheduled power cuts are implemented to avoid overloading 33/11 KV, 4MVA receiving stations Ramsoo, adding that cumulative load on the 11 KV feeders, feeding Ukhral, Ramsoo and Khari area emanating from receiving station Ramsoo is 275 Amp against the installed capacity of 210 Amp.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the construction work of receiving station Ukhrawal has been taken up and Rs 21.86 lakh have been utilized for procurement of material, adding that tenders were also floated for construction of Kheri receiving station. In reply to another question by Raja Manzoor, the Deputy Chief Minister informed the House that feasibility for creation of electric sub-Division at Karnah is under examination in consultation with the Finance Department.
He said that electrification of villages including Keran and Jumgund has been incorporated under DDUGJY scheme for Kupwara district and the same stands sanctioned.

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