Crescent Kashmir

Gurez Valley

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Gurez Valley is in focus but for a good reason as recently PDD was able to connect the area with the electricity grid bringing joy in the entire valley.

Residents of Gurez expressed their overwhelming joy and gratitude to the Hon’ble LG, District Administration, and PDD for successful completion of this project. They further expressed that the dedicated power supply shall bring out manifold progress in tourism related and other economic activities.

Dr. Owais informed that the district team, including STD division, has worked hard to complete the work as per strict timeline. He said that the 60 KM 33 KV transmission line had a successful trial on Sunday. He said that 1500 consumers will be benefited in the first phase.

He further informed that the rest of the villages will be connected in a phased manner.

The DC said that for decades, the residents of Gurez Valley have faced challenges due to the absence of a consistent power supply. He said that the frontier sector relied on diesel generator sets for the electricity.

Dr Owais said that Gurez now enjoys grid connectivity, first time after independence with the successful charging of the 33KV line.

He emphasized that the electrification of Gurez Valley is not just about providing power but about empowering the local communities, fostering economic growth, and enhancing the overall quality of life.

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