J&K LG Manoj Sinha e-inaugurates 17 power projects worth Rs 118.91 cr

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J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today e-inaugurated 17 power projects worth Rs 118.91 crore at Delina, Baramulla, to boost the power infrastructure.

Lt Governor observed that the inauguration of new projects is another step towards developing better Power Distribution and efficient Power Transmission system in the region.

Rs 54,000 crore worth power projects have been approved which would generate 3500 Megawatt in three to four years, he said.

Augmentation of Delina 220 KV Grid station from 160 MVA to 320 MVA; Commissioning of Double circuit 220 KV interconnection between New Wanpoh Grid station and Mir Bazaar grid station; Construction of 33/11kV 10 MVA Sub Station at Tral Bala are included in the projects which have been e-inaugurated today.

Speaking on the occasion, LG Sinha said, “The government is taking many short-term, medium-term, and long-term measures to provide the people with quality power supply round the clock in the coming two years.”

Divulging further, he said the budget for the power sector has now increased to Rs 120 cr, taking the total to Rs 2728 cr.

“New projects are being completed and added to the existing grid. Several bottlenecks causing delays in the timely completion of augmentation and restoration works of various power projects and creating power crisis in the winter season are being identified and subsequently eliminated,” the Lt Governor added.

It was also mentioned that responsibilities are being fixed and experts from power sector were roped in to provide vital inputs for mitigation of power related issues.

Meanwhile, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Advisor to Lt Governor gave a brief scenario of the power sector and highlighted the measures taken by the department to augment the power infrastructure in the Union Territory.