Doda, Dec 14: The winter preparedness of Power Development Department (PDD) was reviewed in Doda district.
An official press release said that Deputy Commissioner Doda, Harvinder Singh, reviewed the functioning of the department its preparedness for winters during a meeting. .
The discussion centered on assessing the power supply, management, and challenges hindering the smooth distribution of electricity in the district. The meeting was informed about ongoing projects, like the installation of a double line circuit, which is underway and expected to be completed by December 31 up to Khellani and by March 25 up to Kishtwar.
The meeting also delved into the challenges faced in providing power to remote areas like Dessa. The Deputy Commissioner sought concrete measures to avoid disruption of supply during the winters.
The DC instructed the officers to keep available sufficient Transformers, poles, wire, and other equipment to restore any damages and provide uninterrupted power supply to the residents of Doda district during the winter. The discussion revolved around the need to improve grid stations in areas like Bhellesa and Thathri to streamline power supply. Officials discussed specific issues hindering power
supply in Thathri, assuring ongoing work to address these concerns.
The Deputy Commissioner emphasised the necessity of 120 megawatts of power supply considering the current demands. Additionally, the meeting addressed a range of issues affecting power supply during winter, including the need for extra transformers.
Attended by officials from various departments, the meeting served as a platform for Assistant Executive Engineers (AEEs) and Junior Engineers (JEEs) to highlight power-related issues. The Deputy Commissioner assured that all identified issues under the capital expenditure budget would be addressed for better power distribution in the district.
The meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Harvinder Singh aimed to address the challenges and requirements for effective power distribution in Doda. Discussions ranged from the current supply status, ongoing projects like double line circuit installation, power needs for remote areas like Dessa, improvements in grid stations, and issues related to winter power supply. The meeting concluded with an assurance by the department to resolve identified issues under the capital expenditure budget, aiming for a more efficient and reliable power distribution system in the district.