Kansal reviews power situation at Kupwara, Baramulla; takes important decisions

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KUPWARA: The augmentation of the capacity of Grid station at Delina Baramulla will be completed within this month. This was decided in a review meeting chaired by Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Power Development Department at Kupwara. Kansal was on a day long extensive tour of Baramulla and Kupwara.
With this augmentation, the capacity of Delina Grid Station would double from existing 160 MVA to 320 MVA. This in turn will significantly enhance the power supply position to Baramulla and Kupwara districts and bring relief to the people of the twin districts.
Later in the day, the Principal Secretary visited the Grid Station, Delina and took stock of 160 MV augmentation project. He exhorted officers to complete the work by Dec 31, 2020.
In another significant decision, it was decided that 10.5 MW small hydro electric project would be constructed at Mohra, Baramulla. Secretary PDD said that Mohra HEP shall be taken up for construction by J&K Power Development Corporation and the work is expected to be allotted as early as March 2021.
Earlier in the day, the Principal Secretary to Government, also reviewed in detail the power scenario of two remote districts of Kupwara and Baramulla and issued directions to the engineering staff to streamline the power system and remove the difficulties by taking additional measures.
He called upon all the officers to ensure that there is proper and swift mechanism in place for replacement and repair of damaged transformers. In order to improve the schedule of repair of damaged transformers, he also sanctioned two trunk-mounted cranes one each for Kupwara and Sopore.
Principal Secretary also gave directions to augment the capacity of District level workshops so that 400KVA transformers are also repaired without referral to the Central workshop. Later Rohit Kansal inspected the ongoing construction of 33/11 KV Galizo Kupwara, Sub Station being constructed under IPDS/PMDP Project.

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