Rs 4 crore released for strengthening power infrastructure in Srinagar
Srinagar, Jan 16:
The Srinagar administration Thursday released Rs 4 crore to the Power
Development Department for strengthening power distribution network in various
areas of the district.
The funding was
released for creation of new sub-stations and augmentation of existing ones at
various places across the district.
sub-stations which include a total number of 30 are being set up at an
aggregate cost of over Rs 2 crore. Most of these also include setting up of HT
and LT networks.
The funding has
been provided under the Special Area Development Programme of Government of
Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that in addition to
creation of new sub-stations the existing infrastructure of divisional
workshops of electric divisions 1st and 4th are also being upgraded.
of these divisional workshops includes installation of modern electro-mechanical
facilities aimed at enabling faster repair of damaged transformers. It is being
done at an aggregate cost of Rs 1.5 crore.
The DC said these
divisions have also been provided an additional Rs 30 Lakh for enhancing buffer
stock of transformers utilised during times of damages to existing
The funding also
provides for augmentation of existing sub-stations and reclamation of damaged
transformers in the electric division 4th which caters to old city areas of the
district. It also provides for installation of a 63 KVA power generator at Peer
Dastageer Sahib shrine.
Dr Shahid said
the power infrastructure is being strengthened across the district adding that
deficits and requirements of upgradations are being taken care of wherever required.