SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary of Power Development Department (PDD), Hridesh Kumar, on Sunday told reporters that the state government has procured a latest emergency system from Canada for quick power restoration work in Kashmir.
“Due to the recent and unprecedented snowfall, four HT towers have fallen down in Lessar, Wanpoh, Shopian and Kulgam. Power Development Department has already deployed their men and machinery with Canadian Emergency System at the spots for quick restoration work. Power restoration in rest of the valley is almost complete,” Kumar said.
He further said that due to the unprecedented snowfall, green trees had fallen on HT lines which had disrupted power supply. As has been the practice, he said, PDD is carrying out pruning and cutting of branches of the trees standing along HT Lines, so that any untoward incident is averted.
He said that the department will go a step further and ensure the problem is taken care of beforehand. “In future, PDD will take serious preventive measures. From tomorrow, PDD staff will inspect all transmission lines regularly to tap lacunae so that people do not face any kind of problem in winters,” he said.