District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today called on the engineers of Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) to show greater sincerity towards their work to achieve the one hundred percent targets in all programs so that the suffering of the population can be alleviated.
The DDC was addressing a meeting of engineers from KPDCL (PDD) comprising SE North Circle Sopore/Kupwara, Executive Engineers and AEEs, in addition to Tehsildar Kupwara/Awoora and the District Information Officer.
The meeting was envisaged to review the power scenario and implementation of various power sector programs in the district. from the officers concerned.
He instructed the engineers to arrange their working sphere and ensure the completion of ongoing projects. He gave them different deadlines for different projects and instructed them to pursue the goals.
Earlier, DDC was informed that as part of the Grid Substation (GSS) Augmentation Program in the district, the augmentation of GSS Vilgam from 50 MVA to 100 MVA is being executed at cost of Rs.576 lakh and the upgrade of GSS Arampora from 90 MVA to 120 MVA at a cost of Rs.425 lakh is being executed respectively.
The meeting was further informed that the 1×6.3 MVA receiving station at Keran and Machill has been completed and billed at the cost of Rs.540 lakh and Rs.637 lakh respectively, while the 1×6.3 MVA receiving station is nearly completed in Teetwal at a cost of Rs.269 lakh.
The DDC said the government is committed to connecting all non-electrified dwellings and has asked Executive Engineer Kupwara to ensure one hundred percent coverage of all villages in the border areas of Machill and Keran.
The DDC has been informed that under CSS, IDPS and DDUGJY, 100 percent achievement has been recorded. Whereas, within the framework of the MPDP Urban, 85% of the works have been carried out. Similarly, under RAPDRP-B, 100% of the works were carried out in Kupwara and Handwara.
Whereas, within the framework of the PMDP-Rural, 66% of the work has been carried out so far. The SDC has instructed the engineers involved to ensure 100% coverage of all projects without any failures.