News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jammu
Published by: charisma chib
Updated Fri, 11 Jun 2021 6:25 PM IST
Give daily reports of transformer failure, replacement and power cut schedules.
people troubled by power cut
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With rising mercury in Jammu and Kashmir, power cuts are also breaking all records. Unannounced power cuts in the city to the rural areas have become a cause of trouble for the people. People are facing problem due to non-availability of electricity in summer season. In view of this, duty rosters were made by the administration to ensure the availability of electricity for the consumers, after which people remained troubled for the whole day due to the problem of power cut even on Friday.
It is worth mentioning that in order to ensure the availability of electricity to the people, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmed Khan held a meeting with the officers of the Jammu division on Thursday and asked them to prepare a micro plan to deal with the power crisis in their respective areas. He asked the officers to give daily reports of inspection, faults, repairs, replacement of transformers, schedule of power cuts.
During this meeting, he asked to strictly follow the schedule fixed by LG for replacement of transformers and repair of technical faults in the system. The officers were asked to personally inspect the consumers in all the districts of the division and give daily reports regarding the improvement in power supply by taking strict action on illegal electricity connections.
JPDCL MD has been asked to publish in print and electronic media the details of all the established control rooms and the officers and employees on duty there and display them in public places. During this the MD apprised the Advisor that the load has increased by about 23% as compared to the previous year and the department is facing this increase in demand by taking several measures.
604 transformers available in central workshop
About 604 transformers are available in the Central Workshop at Jammu, out of which 171 new ones have been procured. Out of 71 damaged transformers, 36 were replaced the previous day and the time-limit given by LG is strictly adhered to. Necessary supply orders and purchases in all Vidyut Divisions of Jammu will be completed in a month and poles and wires will be replaced in a time bound manner.