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Darker nights ahead in Kashmir, power curtailment schedule likely to be announced

Last Updated on October 27, 2021 at 10:19 am

At the start of the winter season, the Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL) has decided to announce power curtailment schedule.

Since the demand for electricity goes up with the onset of winter, schedule for power curtailment has been announced.

Chief Engineer, KPDCL, Aijaz Ahmad Dar said that the curtailment schedule will be announced on October 27 which will come into force by next month.

He said that tentatively as per the schedule devised, the non-metered areas will see a power curtailment of 4 to 5 hours in a day initially, and for metered areas it will be for 2 to 3 hours.  “We are trying our best to minimize power curtailment hours, but people must cooperate with the department,” Dar said, while claiming that “illegal use of power, hooking, theft, etc. continue”.

The Chief Engineer cleared that currently no curtailment schedule is in place. He said that some areas are facing power cuts during the day, they are done as a precautionary measure as their teams are working on the ground to cut tree branches, repair damaged feeders in order to be better prepared for winter months.