PDD CLARIFIES ON THREAT TO GRID STATION
Agrees to lack of proper drainage in vicinity, hails district admin for dewatering
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Apr 10: Reacting to the Greater Kashmir news report that there was a threat to the Rawal Pora Grid Station due to waterlogging in the area, the Power Development Department Wednesday gave a detailed clarification saying there was no negligence on the part of the PDD but that lack of proper drainage in the vicinity caused some water seepage into deep trenches.
The Chief Engineer PDD System & Operation Wing, Srinagar, in a statement clarified that: "Water, because of frequent downpour, had not logged within the Grid Station premises but in the open land adjacent to the Grid Station which subsequently seeped through and entered the cable trenches".
“The accumulated water though not hazardous for the cables for a short period could have affected them in the long run,” the official said.
“The reason for the waterlogging in the close vicinity of the Grid Station was due to absence of proper drainage system and blockage of irrigation canal and in no way was caused by any negligence on the part of the Power Development Department,” the Chief Engineer maintained.
He said the “matter was immediately taken up with the district administration and the concerned departments who promptly pressed dewatering pumps into service whereby dewatering has been achieved to a large extent, with the result the water level in the cable trenches has considerably receded.”
Pertinently, the District Development Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmed Shah who was prompt enough to get dewatering started in the south City vicinity has assured that a proper drainage would be constructed in the area along the main road upto Wanabal bridge.
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