Power crisis: Omar says Pakistan situation warning for India

Delina (Baramulla), June 1: Omar Abdullah said the alarming power situation in Pakistan should serve as warning for India to strengthen its electricity generation capabilities to meet future needs.
“The worsening power situation in Pakistan is a lesson for us... To focus on power generation to safeguard our future,” Omar told the public gathering at Delina.
He said, “You are observing present dark power scenario in Pakistan where people have to face power cuts up to 22 hours per day.” “The important cities of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad are reeling under acute power shortage. I remember more than a decade back India was facing power shortage and Pakistan was approached for supply of some 500 MWs to India,” he said.
He said, “An agreement was about to be signed in this regard which could not materialize for some political reasons. But the position is now vice-versa. Pakistan is at present approaching India to get 500 MWs of power. This is a lesson for us in Kashmir to focus on power generation at present and safeguard our future.”
Earlier the Chief Minister inaugurated Rs 82.70 crores Grid Station and its feeding 220 kV double circuit Zainkote-Amargarh transmission line at Delina.
With the inauguration of this scheme the net available capacity of transmission in the northern region of Kashmir will get enhanced from present 160 MWs capacity to 300 MWs.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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