Except Kulgam electricity being restored in Kashmir till evening: Officials

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Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday said that electricity will be restored in all district headquarters except Kulgam by today evening.

Chief Engineer, Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL) distribution said 85% power supply will be restored in Srinagar by today evening.

“The restoration work on electric Tower at Kulgam is likely to take more time,” the official said.

Power supply to southern district Kulgam shall remain effected for next few days as two transmission towers have collapsed due to snowfall, officials said.

“Two towers of 132 KV Mirbazar Kulgam transmission line feeding Grid station got collapsed due to heavy snowfall. Power supply to entire Kulgam district shall remain effected for few days”, reads a tweet by Executive Engineer ED Kulgam.

A senior officer of the department told GNS that emergency restoration system has been requisition for and it also takes couple of days.

He said while all other grid station stands restored. He said that electricity poles have collapsed at community transmission level and are being restored. “Where the network is intact, the electricity has been or will be restored by today evening,” he said. (GNS)

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