SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today directed officers to undertake necessary measures for ensuring completion of Jalandhar- Samba-Amargarh electric transmission line, maintaining that it would go a long way in upgrading and augmenting the transmission network in the state, besides ensure that power to the tune of 1000MWs can be imported to the State from the Northern Grid.
The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Commissioner Secretary, Power Mr. Dheeraj Gupta, Deputy Commissioners of Baramulla, Budgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts, representatives of Power Grid Corporation of India, Stearlite Company and other senior officers of the department.
The Deputy Chief Minister while asking for synergizing efforts for early completion of the transmission line said that by this PDD would be able to supply additional electricity to different parts of the Jammu division. He asked the officers of the Power Grid Corporation of India to hold regular meetings with PDD so that the bottlenecks, if any, are removed and the project is completed within the stipulated timeframe.
Dr. Singh said that necessary instructions would be also passed to the concerned Deputy Commissioners so that the land acquisition cases are speeded up and other related issues are resolved. He said the timely completion of this prestigious project is essential for the power sector of the state as it would increase the transmission capability to a large extent.
The Deputy Chief Minister also conducted a video conferencing with the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and directed him to ask the Deputy Commissioners of the districts areas through which the transmission line is passing to settle the land acquisition cases at an earliest. He also asked him to pass the requisite directions to the concerned to ensure that the bottlenecks, if any, are removed.
The meeting was told that the Jalandhar-Samba-Amargarh transmission line being constructed by the Stearlite Company would be passing through 11 major towns and would be ensuring the transmission of additional 1000MWs of electric power from Northern Grid to the State.
It was also given out that the 135 kilometer Jalandhar-Samba line was completed before the scheduled time and directions were also passed to the executing agency to ensure that the portion from Samba to Amargarh, Sopore is also competed within the stipulated time.