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In order to change the power scenario in Kashmir valley the government has been working on different projects to give uninterrupted power supply to the common people especially during the winter months.

Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir during a review meeting has directed the power development department to expedite installation of Smart meters, ABC Cables, and reduce losses.

He said that it is the promise of the administration that they are working to provide uninterrupted power supply to the people and this commitment can be achieved only if the ground staff works for the ABC cables and for the smart meters.

He said that 24X7 power will be given to feeders with full metering, minimal losses. A dynamic, responsive, efficient, and people-friendly power department remains the objective of J&K administration.

Record number of 264 works costing Rs 2360.27 crores was slated for completion this year. This was by far the highest number of works ever completed in any single year. In the distribution sector, KPDCL and JPDCL have already completed 35 and 44 projects, respectively, and will be completing 23 and 46 additional projects by the end of this financial year. All these projects are being completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 1160.73 crore.

Under the IPDS and PMDP (U) schemes, 3621 distribution transformers were installed, 864 CKM HT lines and 2482 CKM LT lines were laid to add 1294 MVA capacity. Similarly, in rural areas, 2854 distribution transformers were installed, 1524 CKM HT lines and 3050 CKM LT lines were laid to add 587 MVA capacity under the DDUGYJ and PMDP(R) schemes.

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