JAMMU: Subsequent to approval of state cabinet to sign the distribution works under IPDS, PMDP and R-APDRP (Part-B) in selected circles of power development department, J&K Power Development Department (JKPDD) and three central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh here on Thursday.
While speaking on the occasion, Singh said that commissioning of these projects would go a long way in providing adequate power supply to consumers of the state, an official handout read.
Rural Electrification Corporation Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL), project implementing agency, has been engaged for execution of distribution works for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas for design, engineering, procurement supply, erection, testing and commissioning of all the material and services works to be taken-up for execution of distribution works under IPDS, PMDP and R-APDRP (Part-B) in five circles of J&K State with an estimated cost of Rs.931.33 crore, on nomination basis, the handout read.
Besides, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) as project implementing agency has been signed for execution of distribution works for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas for Design Engineering, Procurement, supply erection testing and commissioning of all the material and services works to be taken-up for execution of sub-transmission and distribution works of 8 districts under RGGVY-II, DDUGJY and PMDP (Rural) with an estimated cost of Rs 507.73 crore on nomination basis and for execution of transmission works in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas at an estimated cost of Rs 426.13 crore, under PMDP, it read.
Similarly, REC Transmission Project Company Ltd (RECTPCL) as project implementing agency has been signed for execution of transmission works for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas for an amount of Rs 495.54 crore under PMDP. Singh said the state government was working under a well knit strategy to ensure that the power scenario in the state was transformed towards an improved and enhanced utility by ensuring an easy access to electricity for all.
“These projects will solve the problems being faced in the distribution, transmission and generation of power in J&K state and will help in proper augmentation and renovation of the existing power infrastructure,” he said.