‘Timely action by Powergrid help restore electricity to Valley’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Jan 9: The Power Grid Corporation of India today said its timely action helped restore the power supply to the Valley.
In a statement here today the corporation said: Following the snowfall in the Valley and damage to transmission lines, “The corporation immediately rose to the occasion and with the help of MD J&K PDC, Principal Secretary Power (J&K), and Divisional Commissioner Jammu, a helicopter was arranged on 07.01.2012 which ferried POWERGRID staff and fitters /technicians in two sorties to Chanderkot.
It said because of the snowfall all the four lines: 400 KV Wagoora-Kishenpur Ckt 2(PowerGrid) 1926 Hrs; 400 KV Wagoora-Kishenpur Ckt 1(PowerGrid) 2014 Hrs; 220 Kishenpur-Mirbazar (J&K PDD) 1810 Hrs; and 220 Kishenpur-Ramban (J&K PDD) 1937 Hrs had suffered breakdown.
“With the breaking down of these lines power supply to entire valley already reeling under extreme cold conditions was snapped,” it said.
It said the teams were blocked at Seri because of landslides. “On the second day the teams of engineers and technicians were dropped by helicopter at location 205-206 who without caring for their lives rectified the fault on both the circuits in extreme hostile conditions.”
“Problems were also rectified at location 194-195 by POWERGRID teams and the lines were charged at 1846Hrs (ckt-2) and 1932 Hrs (ckt-1) on 07.01.2012,” it said.
Restoration of both the circuits of Kishenpur-Wagoora line was completed on around 1000 Mega watts of electricity was made available to the Valley as was before the snowfall, it said.
“The whole operation was monitored at highest level in POWERGRID, as its Chairman –Managing Director, R.N.Nayak was himself coordinating with CMD NHPC and other key state officials,” it said.
Executive Director NRTS-II S.C.Singh was keeping the close look at the developments and keeping Media also informed on the latest developments in the restoration work, it said.
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Lastupdate on : Mon, 9 Jan 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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