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Officers to be held responsible for laxity, unscheduled power outages: Rohit Kansal

Last Updated on July 3, 2021 at 7:19 pm

The Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD), Rohit Kansal has exhorted senior field officers of the department to lead from the front and ensure immediate restoration of full power supply to the Jammu region in the wake of the damages caused to power infrastructure following strong winds and rain.

He was reviewing the status of power restoration works post heavy rains and strong winds that uprooted several poles and damaged other power infrastructure. Addressing the officers, he directed them to ensure   100 percent restoration of power supply system by today evening (July 03).

He was informed that a number of trees and over 300 poles were uprooted due to strong winds in the region leading to a disruption in the power infrastructure. He was further informed that restoration works had started immediately and over 80% of the work had been completed.

Emphasizing that the departmental officers had the skills and the competence to make a difference, Kansal asked them to personally attend to restoration, identify problems in the system and ensure that the same were rectified without any delay.He also warned that any laxity would invite action and that responsibility and accountability would be fixed for any delays or laxity and also for undue or unscheduled power outages.