CM inaugurates Rs 71 cr Grid Station in South Kashmir
Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 21: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah inaugurated Rs 71 crore Grid Station at Nipora, Mir Bazar here on Monday.
Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating power grid station, the Chief Minister that the construction of new grid station was long cherished demand of the people of South Kashmir and its commissioning has fulfilled their desire.
He said it would help in a big way to streamline the transmission and distribution of power in the Valley in general and in South Kashmir in particular.
The public meeting was also addressed by Minister for School Education, Peerzada Sayed, Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo, Minister of State for Power, Shabir Ahmad Khan, Parliament Member, Memboob Beg and Legislators, Mohammad Amin Bhat and Bashir Ahmad Veeri.
The Chief Minister earlier inaugurated Rs. 71.33 crores Grid Station at Nipora, Mir Bazar in South Kashmir. The project which is third of its kind in the Valley would help augment and streamline the power transmission besides ensuring improvement in the voltage.
The project will also complete the ring of 220 KV lines from Alstaing to Mir Bazar and Wagura to Mir Bazar in the Valley. It will also strengthen the existing Grid Stations at Pampore and Zainakote. The Mir Bazar 220/132 KV Grid Station of 320 MVA capacity is likely to augment power supply in South Kashmir benefiting a population of 15 lakhs in Anantnag and Kulgam districts.
The Commissioner Secretary Power, Basharat Ahmad Dhar, Chief Engineer PDD, Kashmir, Muzaffar Ahmad, District Development Commissioners of Anantnag, and Kulgam, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi and Farooq Ahmad were present on the occasion.
OMAR INSPECTS PROJECTS IN GANDERBAL
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday inspected various development projects in district Ganderbal and directed the executing agencies to speed up the pace of work ensuring quality and judicial spending of funds.
While inspecting the progress of work on Rs. 54 crore district hospital complex, Ganderbal, the Chief Minister laid stress on accelerating the pace of work and ensuring completion of the hospital by December next year. “You should redouble your working schedules and put up added efforts in helping the completion of the project before the targeted date of August 2013”, he told the executing agency adding that the availability of up to the mark healthcare facility to the people is priority concern of his Government.
Talking to the officers of JKPCC and R&B at the construction site of Shadipora bridge, the Chief Minister underlined its importance adding that the two districts of Bandipora and Ganderbal would be connected by the completion of this vital bridge. He said it would provide easy access to the people of the twin districts to travel large distances in shortest span of time. The Chief Minister asked the executing agencies to complete the bridge by December this year. The bridge is likely to cost over Rs. 14.84 crores.
During his visit to the project site of Physical Education College at Gadoora, the Chief Minister was apprised of various aspects of progress of the work on Physical Education College Complex coming up at a cost of over Rs. 30 crores. The Chief Minister said that the complex would help to nurture sports talent and provide opportunities to youth for attaining excellence in different fields of physical education.
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