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No power shutdowns without prior information to people: Kansal

Last Updated on July 10, 2021 at 8:33 pm

Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, Rohit Kansal directed the officers of the Power Department to ensure that problems of tripping at 33 and 11 KV level and issues of low voltage were expeditiously addressed.

He was on an extensive tour of the various power stations of Jammu district. The visits were aimed at inspecting the state of infrastructure, identifying the lacunae and for ensuring proper power supply to Jammu.

During the visit, Kansal inspected various receiving stations, including those at Gajansoo, Marh, Purkhoo and Barnai. While inspecting the status of the receivers, transformers and overall maintenance of the stations, he took a serious note of the deficiencies including isolators, transformer breakers, spare power cables and LAs. He also took note of overloading at various feeders. He took particular cognizance of the fact that transformers breakers had not been installed and directed that R&M be carried out immediately and all faults rectified.

At Purkhoo station, Kansal directed that all maintenance schedules especially preventive maintenance be strictly followed so that potential problems are identified and rectified well before they could cause any damage. Responding to the demands of the public, he directed that the Receiving Station at Kanachak be made functional in a week’s time positively and that the executing agency be pulled up for its laxity in completing the work.