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Consumers in Jammu and Srinagar will recharge their electricity meters soon

Smart metering, that was put on hold due to pandemic, is all set to be resumed in Jammu and Kashmir from August.

Sanctioned under Prime Minister Development Programme (PMDP), Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL) started installing smart meters in December last year.

Aijaz Ahmad Dar, Chief Engineer, KPDCL, said that the department will begin installing meters by mid- August.

“The work was going on full speed. But we had to halt the work due to COVID restrictions. We couldn’t procure the meters from firms. Now the firms have arranged some couriers and we are expecting the work to begin by mid- August,” he told media.

Seven smart lakh meters will be installed in Jammu and Srinagar in the first phase after which people will  be able to recharge their electricity like mobile phones.

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