Alistang power station delayed again, this time by ‘harsh winter’ and ‘Pulwama attack scare’

Alistang power station delayed again, this time by ‘harsh winter’ and ‘Pulwama attack scare’

SRINAGAR: The much awaited Alistang grid station, expected to end the problem of long power cuts in winter in Kashmir Valley, will take another three-four months to complete. The reason, according to a top officer of the Power Development Department (PDD), is the unusually harsh winter this year followed by the “scare” created by the […]

Bandipora villagers hit streets to protest power crisis

Bandipora villagers hit streets to protest power crisis

Bandipora: Residents of several villages came out on roads here in protest against the Power Development Department. Angered by the near unavailability of power throughout the winter, residents of Banakoot, Mantrigam, Kralpora and other villages marched on roads, even blocking the traffic for some time. The villagers said that the government was squeezing their resources […]

Bandipora villagers decry ‘missed calls’ by PDD after winter without electricity ‘for even a minute’

Bandipora villagers decry ‘missed calls’ by PDD after winter without electricity ‘for even a minute’

BANKOOT, BANDIPORA: Nestled among the foothills of the Harmukh mountain range in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, residents of Bankoot village are decrying the nonavailability of basic amenities ranging from roads and electricity to medical care. Banakoot also neighbours Bandipora’s Mantrigam village where the 350MW Kishanganga hydroelectric power project is functional. Banakoot villagers are complaining that […]

Governor congratulates PDD

Governor congratulates PDD

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik has congratulated the State’s Power Development Department for becoming first in the country to achieve 100% households electrification. Union Minister for Power, R K Singh presented awards to K K Sharma, Advisor to Governor; Hirdesh Kumar Singh, Commissioner Secretary PDD and his team at New Delhi. An award of Rs. […]

After NTPC threat to curtail power supply, J&K decides to pay in parts

After NTPC threat to curtail power supply, J&K decides to pay in parts

SRINAGAR: The J&K Government’s Power Development Department (PDD) has decided to pay outstanding dues in parts to electricity generator NTPC after the latter threatened to curtail power supply from February 19 midnight to Jammu & Kashmir. The national company had warned PDD, which owes it Rs 1,600 crore, of restricting supply from its power stations […]

Markundal residents protest against PDD

Markundal residents protest against PDD

Sumbal: The residents of Markundal village of Sumbal town on Tuesday held a protest against Power Development Department (PDD) for ‘failing’ to repair a transformer from the last two weeks. Scores of residents including women blocked Sumbal-Sopore road and raised slogans against PDD. The aggrieved residents said that a transformer got damaged about two weeks […]

Baramulla: Damage to grid station Peerniyan puts several villages in dark

Baramulla: Damage to grid station Peerniyan puts several villages in dark

Baramulla: A grid station was damaged in Peerniyan area of tehsil Boniyar in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday, resulting in electricity breakdown to half a dozen villages. Locals said heavy snowfall on Thursday disrupted electricity in the area as most of the heavy transmission lines were damaged. The Power Development Department (PDD) employees tried […]

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