Minister calls for shifting of load to prevent power cuts


Jammu, Dec 28: Minister of state for Power, Shabir Ahmed Khan has said that load of 50 MVA grid station Kalakote will be shifted to Burn-Akhnoor-Siot-Kalakote double circuit transmission line to relieve consumers of Rajouri and Poonch districts from unscheduled power curtailment.  “For the purpose, the government has released funds worth Rs 13 lakh,” he said.
The Minister directed the Chief Engineer, System and Operation, Jammu, to complete the necessary work at the earliest so that the electricity load would be distributed to other grid stations of the area to avoid unscheduled power cuts in the area.
The Minister was reviewing the power supply position in these twin districts at an Engineers meeting held here today, an official statement said.
Superintendent Engineer, M&RE, Rajouri-Poonch district, Manmohan Singh, Executive Engineer, STD, Poonch- Rajouri, Executive Engineers, M&RE, Rajouri and Poonch districts, besides other concerned officers attended the meeting.
The meeting was informed that the decision of shifting the load has been taken in the backdrop of additional requirement of 200 AMP.
It was apprised that overloading on the existing power system has been caused due to lack of required electric infrastructure, which is being now upgraded in these areas under several Centre and State Plans.
The Minister directed the authorities concerned to ensure time-bound completion of all power works in the area, besides exhorting the field functionaries for being punctual towards their duties in their respective jurisdictions for convenience of consumers.
He also instructed for proper maintenance of grid stations and monitoring of electric loads to avoid load shadings in the area.
Later, the Minister inaugurated a Kisan Mela at Rajouri organised by the Agriculture Department.
The Minister stressed upon the concerned to organise awareness camps in remotest areas so that the people would also be benefited by the schemes launched by the government for promotion of agriculture, horticulture, besides sheep and animal husbandry.
On the occasion, the Minister distributed cheques worth Rs. 1.50 lakh among 15 farmers of the area as subsidy on purchase of irrigation pump sets.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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