Srinagar: Expressing concern over the power situation in the Kashmir Valley during these winter months, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday directed the Power Development Department to pool all their human and material resources to provide relief to consumers. She said she has already released Rs. 10 crore for repair of damaged transformers and other equipment so that people don’t face any inconvenience on account of power supply.
Chairing a high level meeting of officers of Kashmir Division to review the availability of essential services to people and also administration’s preparedness in view of the inclement weather as forecast by the MeT Department, the Chief Minister directed all the concerned Departments like PDD, R&B, MED, ULB, PHE, Health and other Departments to gear up in view of the weather forecast and deploy their men and machinery on the ground beforehand.
Mehbooba Mufti directed that there should not be any delay in snow clearance operations and, as soon as it starts to accumulate, snow clearance machines should be put in operation so that people do not face any inconvenience. She directed the PDD authorities to ensure replacement of damaged transformers with a quick rotation and also put all resources at their command to ensure that minimum cuts are resorted to while supplying electricity to consumers.