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Remote Ladakh village gets electricity after 70 years

Last Updated on November 30, 2020 at 4:43 pm

In a significant development, Photoksar village which is one of the remotest villages of Leh district sandwiched in-between two major passes    Sirsir –La ( 4805 m) and Singey –La ( 5000 m) got electricity after 70 years.

The Chairman/ Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC, Leh Advocate Tashi Gyalson who is also the area Councillor inaugurated the NHPC Power Grid line for Photoksar under DDUGJY  at Photoksar village yesterday thus electrifying the village after 70 years. The engineers of NHPC, PDD  and people of Photoksar were present on the occasion.

CEC Gyalson said that it is because of the visionary initiatives of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi who launched Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana and energetic efforts of MP Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal that today after 70 years of darkness, the village like Photoksar got electrified and thanked PM Modi and MP JTN for electrifying such remotest village on behalf of people of Photoksar village which is the basic need of the people.

“I feel very lucky to inaugurate this power line merely in period of  one month after becoming Counicllor of the area and later CEC.” Said CEC Gyalson  and congratulated the people of Photoksar for this major development and assured to electrify Yulchung, Nyraks, Skyumpata,  Lingshed and Dipling villages in coming years.

CEC Gyalson highly appreciated  the efforts of Engineers,  officers and staff of PDD, Leh and TATA Ltd and all who directly or indirectly involved in making DDUGJY project and   successful in Photoksar village and thanked them for their dedicated service in such a difficult terrain.

CEC Gyalson talking about the upcoming telecommunication facilities in Singhey-Lakok area after 70 years said that work on installation of Jio towers at Photoksar is under way and soon Yulchung and Lingshed will also start soon and assured his best effort to install more mobile towers in remaining village of the area in future.

Regarding electrification of remote villages of Leh district, CEC hoped that all other villages of Nubra, Changthang and Sham either not electrified or not connected with northern grid will also be connected with Northern Grid in the shortest possible time.

Later, CEC Gyalson  inspected the newly constructed major bridge constructed by 81 RCC beneath Singhey-La at Manay-chan which will prove very beneficial for people of Linghsed, Nyraks and people travelling between Wanla-Linghsed –Zanskar road  vice versa  and for the army.

En-route CEC also met with people of Hanu-Pata, Fajila and Wanla and assured them for early redressal of their pending demands and issues at earliest possible time.