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Two years on, Manzgam receiving station nowhere in sight

Two years on, Manzgam receiving station nowhere in sight
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Kulgam: Even after the passage of around two years the receiving station approved for Manzgam area of Kulgam district is nowhere in Sight.
The residents of Manzgam area said that a power receiving station was approved by the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) under the centrally sponsored scheme DDUGJY on 20 September 2020 to Manzgam Kulgam, however, as of now, no work has taken place on ground.
Sajad Ahmad, a local resident said that a 33/11 KV, 6.3 MVA receiving station for Manzgam was approved in September 2020 but on ground nothing has been done so far.
“Even in summers we are facing power outages and in winter we never witness scheduled power supply. With approval of the receiving station, we were hopeful that the power scenario will improve but our happiness was short lived as this project hasn’t seen any development in the last two year,” he said.
Locals said that they have brought this issue to the notice of higher ups several times but nothing has been done on ground.
They requested higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that locals won’t face any inconvenience in summers as well as in winter.
An official of the department said that the Manzgam receiving station could not take off because of dearth of funds and land issues.
“The receiving station was approved under the DDUGJY scheme which stands closed now,” he said.
He said the receiving station has been listed in the new Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS).
“We are hopeful that this station will be constructed under this scheme very soon,” he said.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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