950 MWs Of Electricity Being Supplied In Kashmir24 December 2011
Srinagar: With people across the Valley complaining that Power Development Department (PDD) was not following the curtailment schedule and resorting to frequent power cuts, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Asgar Samoon Saturday said 950 MWs of power was being supplied to consumers in Valley and asked PDD to strictly adhere to the curtailment schedule. People in uptown and old city area in Srinagar have been complaining that PDD was not following the curtailment schedule and instead resorting to frequent power cuts. “We don’t know when power will be ON or OFF,” said residents of some old city areas. Similar reports had been pouring in from other parts of the Valley. Even people had been staging protest demonstrations to press PDD to supply power supply as per the curtailment schedule. In wake of these reports, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Asgar Samoon today reviewed the arrangements for providing basic amenities including position of availability of electricity, drinking water and other essential supplies, including Rice, Atta, Sugar, Kerosene Oil, Petrol and Diesel, in a high level meeting. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Baseer Ahmed Khan, Director Information Khwaja Farooq Renzushah, SMC Commissioner Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmed and various Heads of Departments including Chief Engineers. Samoon was informed by official that 900-950 MWs of power was being supplied in Kashmir at peak load hours as against 750-800 MW which were supplied in the corresponding period last year. He was also informed that 190 lakh to 193 lakh units of power are being consumed daily in Valley as against 175 lakh to 180 lakhs units last year in the same period. After hearing the point of view of PDD officials, the Divisional Commissioner directed the department to strictly adhere to curtailment schedule and don’t resort to unscheduled power cuts.