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PDD facing power shortage of 900 MW in Kashmir, Chief Engineer Hashmat Qazi

Srinagar: Over frequent power curtailment in the Valley, Power Development Department (PDD) Chief Engineer, Hashmat Qazi blamed people for resorting to overload during winters, saying the department is currently facing power deficit of 900 Megawatt (MW) in Kashmir.

Qazi said that the department is currently facing power deficit of 900 MWT due to which the curtailment program has been started. “In metered areas, there is six hours curtailment and in non-metered, there is nine hours curtailment,” he said.

“We don’t call it power crisis as we are supplying 1300 MWT power instead of 1050 MWT,” he added, saying that people resort to overload by using electric gadgets, which result in tripping of grids, therefore cause sufferings to people of City for a day or half.

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