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Vikar for ensuring adequate power supply during winter
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: The Minister of State for Technical Education and Power, Vikar Rasool today directed the officers for putting in place a mechanism for ensuring adequate power supply to the people during winters and also reducing the transformer damages.

The Minister was addressing the officers during a review meeting to discuss the measures put in place for the ensuing winter in the Valley.

Vikar said that the officers of the various wings of the department should work in close co-ordination to ensure that a fool-proof mechanism is put in place, so that the consumers get the adequate supply of power during the winter. He said that the load shedding and the power cuts should be minimised and whenever necessary they should properly notified, so that the people do not face any in-convenience.

The Minister also asked the officers to ensure that the transformer damages are minimised and they should ensure that a system is put in place by which the damage can be controlled. He said that the repair work of these should be done within the shortest possible time, so that the people of different localities do not face any convenience, especially during the winters.“We should also ensure that the workshops for carrying out the repairs of transformers should be upgraded, so that the bulk of damaged ones can be repaired within the shortest possible time”, he maintained and added that vehicles for ensuring the timely transportation of damaged and new transformers should also be purchased.

Vikar also directed for ensuring the timely collection of the revenue from different areas maintaining that its timely realization is very essential for the department as well. He said that a policy framed for ensuring timely rotation of Meter Readers and Lineman should be implemented in letter and spirit as well.

The Minister also called for putting in place various measures by which the transmission losses can be controlled. He said that they account for major chunk of the power getting wasted and we should ensure that these are controlled to a large extent.

News Updated at : Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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