Availability of Power linked to public support for electricity bill payment, metering: Div Com
SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang Kundbarao Pole on Friday said that availability of Power was linked to public support for electricity bill payment and metering.
He said this while chairing a meeting regarding winter preparedness of Power Department.
He also said that feeders of better response areas will get more power.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division, MD KPDCL, Chief Engineers of KPDCL & KPTCL, Superintending Engineers and Executive Engineers.
While reviewing the strategy and plan chalked out by the Power Department in Kashmir, Pole exhorted officers to meticulously manage demand of electricity as the supply will not get enhanced.
He added that there shall be a 25 percent increase in demand of electricity during winters so it is imperative to take requisite measures to ensure availability of electricity.
He also directed for implementing the power Amnesty scheme strictly to achieve the set target within the shortest span of time.
He stressed on seizure of crude electric appliances from markets and action against theft of power.
He underlined the involvement of the community in stopping misuse of electricity and discouraging use of crude gadgets like heaters.
Pole directed concerned officers to ensure a sufficient quantity of buffer stock of transformers, wires, poles and oil at workshops.
The Divisional Commissioner also exhorted for augmentation and improvement of workshops, hiring of cranes and vehicles for transportation of damages and repairs of DTs.
Regarding the complaints projected on social media about power cuts, he advised DCs and Power Department to constitute media teams to present factual status of situation through social media so that no one spreads misinformation by unfounded claims on the SM platform.
He asked for publication of power schedules, conducting IEC campaign publication of a checklist for field staff to avoid tragedy during maintenance works and completion of 100% branch cutting.