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Asks officers to regulate electricity supply as per schedule

 

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Power, Housing & Urban Development and Industries & Commerce, Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Mir today reviewed the functioning of the Power Development Department(PDD) at an officers meeting attended, among others, by the Chief Engineers, Superintending Engineers and Executive Engineers of different wings of the department.

 

The meeting reviewed the progress of the projects taken up under PMRP scheme in the valley and the availability of funds for completion of ongoing projects.  The Chief Engineers briefed the Minister about the measures taken for ensuring smooth supply of power to the consumers and also raised the issues of dearth of staff needed for maintenance of grid stations. They also demanded posting of fulltime Collector for land acquisition in the department.

 

The meeting was told that overloading of transformers is the main cause affecting the power supply in the Valley. The Minister instructed the Chief Engineers to take necessary measures for ensuring smooth transmission of electricity, safety of the grid stations, transmission towers and transformers in the Valley. He also directed them to regulate the power supply in the manner where every habitation can get the electricity as per the schedule fixed by the department. Chief Engineer M&RE, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Khan and Chief Engineer Systems and Operations, Mr. Sheikh Gul Ayaz were also present on the occasion.

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  • Takes stock of the fire incident

 

SRINAGAR:  Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Ms Asiya Naqash, accompanied by Vice Chairman, J&K Waqf Board, Pir Mohammad Hussain, today, visited Hazratbal and took stock of the damage caused to the Oriental College in the fire incident occurred last night. The Minister was informed that precious historic books and valuable documents were gutted in the fire. Expressing concern over the tragedy, the Minister said that matter would be got investigated to find out the factual cause of the fire. 

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  • Inspects ongoing works

 

KUPWARA: The Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Advocate Abdul Haq Khan accompanied by District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Mr. K.R. Ranjan today took an extensive tour of various areas of Lolab Constituency of Kupwara district to get first hand appraisal of public issues and needs.  The Minister inspected the pace of various ongoing developmental projects and inspected Degree College Sogam coming up at an estimated cost of Rs.14.50 crore. He also inspected the construction work of SDH Sogam for which Rs. 8.50 crores have been expended.

 

 While inspecting the Polytechnic College at Korihama, the Minister was informed that Rs. 18.50 crores are being spent on the construction of College and so far Rs. 8.50 crores have been expended.  The Minister also visited Model Women’s Degree College at Sulkoot and took stock of its functioning. He directed the concerned executing agencies for timely completion of all the projects so that people would be able to avail the facilities of these projects.

 

During his visit, several deputations met the Minister and apprised him about the issues pertaining to the basic amenities including providing of safe drinking water, road connectivity, health care and transport facilities in these areas. Haq Khan assured the people that all the genuine issues would be addressed on priority. The minister directed the district administration to resolve the people's problems on priority. The District Development Commissioner, Kupwara was asked to monitor all the ongoing development works. A team of officers and Engineers of district administration were accompanied the Minister.

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