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Rohit Kansal exhorts PDD to embark on mission to provide 24X7 power in J&K

Last Updated on March 23, 2021 at 8:49 pm

Principal Secretary Power Development Department, Rohit Kansal today chaired a high level meeting to review the performance of power sector in Jammu and Kashmir and the preparations to be made for ensuring regular supply to the consumers during the coming summer season in Jammu division. The meeting also held deliberations on the roadmap to be made for providing regular power supply to all in J&K by 2025.

“Our collective objective should be to ensure 24×7 power supply to all the consumers of Jammu and Kashmir in the coming three years”, the Principal Secretary stated while addressing the officers of all Power Corporations.

The meeting was attended by Chairman JPDCL, Jagmohan Sharma, Chairman KPDCL, Anand Mohan; Chairman JKPTCL, S N Saxena, Managing Director JPDCL, Chief Engineers of various Power Corporations, DG Planning, PDD, Tahir Khan among other senior officials of the department. MD KPDCL and Chief Engineers of Kashmir division participated in the meeting through video conferencing.

Outlining the goal of the department to provide 24×7 power supply to entire Jammu & Kashmir by the year 2025, Rohit Kansal said adding that to achieve this, we need to have a vision plan for the coming three years. During the discussions, he stressed on system strengthening, financial stability of Corporations, resolving issues hampering the pace of projects, systematic improvements and augmentation of projects etc.

Focusing on safety and welfare of the staff, the Principal Secretary said that individual and system safety is of utmost importance and focused attentions is to be accorded to ensure that there is zero accident; zero death due to any kind of human negligence. The safety manuals should be implemented at every work place and the concerned senior officer should ensure that the field workers are using safety equipment’s while working.