October 2016 News

1010 Transformers Damaged In Last Three Months, Says Govt

15 October 2016
Kashmir Life

Srinagar: Amid challenging situation in the Valley, the Power Development Department (PDD) has been working round the clock to ensure there is no disruption of electricity supply to the people in general and the essential services like hospitals in particular. According to the PDD officials, the Department has provided 1.5 percent additional electricity to the domestic consumers in the Valley this year as compared to the corresponding period of the last year, an official spokesperson said Saturday evening. '37442 lakh units of power were provided to the consumers in the Valley up to 13th October last year while 37992 units have been provided to the consumers for the corresponding period of the current fiscal,' the official said. He said the Department also ensured time-bound repairs of the transformers damaged during the unrest. 'During the months of July, August and September this year, 1010 transformers were damaged out of which 917 have been fully repaired and made functional due to the tireless efforts of the field and technical staff of PDD,' he said. Similarly, the revenue realization has also been speeded up by the department by ensuring that the consumers get the requisite electric bills in time. 'An amount of Rs. 172 crore has been realized as the revenue by the department and steps are underway to increase the revenue realization,' he said. The official said that the department is also trying to find a mechanism so that various flagship schemes aimed at augmenting the power infrastructure are completed which have been otherwise hit because of the prevailing situation. 'Notable among these schemes are RAPDRP, DDUGJY and other related schemes,' he said.