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Advisor Baseer Khan reviews PDD with specific emphasis on winter preparedness in Jammu

Last Updated on September 3, 2021 at 7:01 pm

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting to review the winter preparedness of power development department in Jammu division at Civil Secretariat here today.

The meeting was attended via video conferencing from Jammu by Managing Director Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL), Gurmeet Singh; Chief Engineer Distribution, Sachdeva; Chief Engineer Transmission, Balviner Kundal; Chief Engineer Projects, Manhar Gupta and other concerned. While as Managing Director Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited, Basharat Qayoom, Secretary Technical (PDD), DG Planning (PDD) and other concerned participated in person.

The meeting held threadbare deliberations and discussions over the winter preparedness of the JPDCL for meeting power supply requirements during the winter season particularly in the areas that remain snow bound and upper reaches of the Jammu division.

The Advisor besides other matters of the PDD primarily focused on the winter preparedness of PDD including availability of buffer Stock of transformers, Transformer procurement, electric poles, conductors, exigency plans, condition of power transmission lines, power schedules, Branch cutting, measures to bring down transmission losses, duty rosters of officers, establishment of control rooms and deployment of enforcement teams to check power theft, illegal hooking and seizure of illegal electric gadgets to ensure hassle free supply of electricity to the consumers.

While reviewing the position of stores, the targets given in the previous meeting and with regard to completions of projects, the Advisor emphasized upon the officers to make adequate arrangements during the coming winter. He directed the Chief Engineer Projects to achieve all the targets within the timeline already prescribed. While elaborating upon the upcoming receiving stations being constructed in Jammu Division, the Chief Engineer, Projects said that all the projects shall be  ready by December, 2021 so that the timeline of 20th March for their charging is adhered to.