Jammu & Kashmir

Ensure uninterrupted electricity in 100% smart metered feeders: LG to officials

A child studies under the flickering glow of candlelight, highlighting the resilience of Kashmiri families facing power shortages during the crucial winter months. [FPK Photo/ Kaisar Ali]

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday chaired a review meeting on the overall power supply situation in Jammu Kashmir.

The meeting was attended by Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; H Rajesh Prasad, Principal Secretary, Power Development Department; Santosh D Vaidya, Principal Secretary Finance Department; Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor and other senior officials.

Detailed discussions took place on various aspects to meet the high electricity demand in both Kashmir and Jammu divisions.

During the meeting, the Lt Governor asked the Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, H. Rajesh Prasad for strict compliance of curtailment plans, uninterrupted and quality power in 100% smart metered feeders and timely replacement of damaged transformers to avoid any inconvenience to the people.

He said the team on the ground must closely monitor the situation and take proactive actions to meet the peak electricity demand.

The Lt Governor also took appraisal of the status of the installation of smart meters, manpower and power infrastructure.

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