“Power crisis in north Kashmir to end next month”

Power lines
Clutter of power lines in Habakadal area of Srinagar. Photograph by Asif Hamid Sheikh for The Kashmir Walla

Srinagar: The power crisis in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district would likely come to an end in last week of this month, as the Putushay, Bandipora grid station is all set to be commissioned this week.

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Shabaz Mirza said that the work over the said grid station is almost complete and the concerned Power  Development Department (PDD) department are currently going ahead with the testing of transmission-line on next Thursday, reported wire-service KNO.

He further said that the power shortage in Bandipora will come to an end soon after the transmission line is commissioned.

Project has two components viz 50 MVA, 132/33 KV grid station and 132 KV D.C Transmission line.

The grid station was to be constructed at an estimated cost of 17.11 crores which was later revised to 17.52 crores.

Pertinently the project has already missed several deadlines. Earlier, the grid station was to be commissioned in March 2016, later the commissioning date was extended to December 2016 due to some ROW (Right to Way) issues and later the deadline for completion was again extended next year. (KNO)

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