CEC Kargil takes stock of developmental work of Power Sector

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Kargil, Sep 08, 2020
Feroz Ahmad Khan, CEC, Kargil convening the meeting of Power sector at Council Secretariat.
Kargil :

Feroz Ahmad Khan, CEC, Kargil took stock of the developmental works carried out in the Power sector on September 7 at the Council Secretariat.

Concerned officers informed CEC about the status of various approved and ongoing works under Capex Budget, Special Development Package (SDP), and various centrally sponsored schemes like DDUGY, PMDP Urban and Rural, IPDS Urban, and RAPDRP-B.

It was informed that more than 100 works under different schemes have been tendered on which work is expected to be kick-started soon.

Regarding the establishment of receiving stations, Chief Engineer PDD Ladakh Ghulam Ahmad Mir informed that the receiving station at Laqthang Drass is nearing completion which will go a long way in ensuring satisfactory power supply to Drass area. While the establishment of substations at Baroo, Poyen, and other locations is also in the pipeline.

Under IPDS Urban and PMDP, out of the total target of 1264 electric poles, 708 poles have been erected in Kargil town as on date while the whole process will be completed by the end of October 2020.

Execution of work on projects of public utility for repair and renovation of an existing street and high mast lights in Kargil town was also discussed. An amount of ₹5.50 crore and ₹ 20 lakh have been sanctioned under SDP and District Plan respectively for the project.

Regarding the ₹3.50 crore Public Utility Infrastructure project and ₹2.00 crore project for uncovered areas of Kargil Town, Feroz Ahmad instructed the officers of PDD and MC Kargil to ensure the preparation of DPRs and other paper works at the earliest so that work can be started soon. He stressed the concerned officers to accelerate the pace of works and ensure their completion well before the present working season.

Issues concerning the laying of the motorable road for the establishment of 66 KV Grid Station at Kurbathang, realignment of electric lines from agricultural lands as proposed by Councillor Baroo Minjee, installation of transformers, and laying of transmission lines in different rural areas, as well as Kargil Town and many other related issues, were also discussed.

CEC assured the officers that issues related to winter stocking, spares, and the constitution of the purchase committee will be taken up with the UT administration in due course of time.