Srinagar, May 26: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday asked authorities to ensure uninterrupted power supply with backup to the oxygen plants in rural areas in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Reviewed summer preparedness of Power Department for Jammu Division; fixed 8 hour deadline for replacement of damaged transformers in Urban areas; Rural areas to get transformers replaced within 48 hours,” he said in a tweet.
He said he has directed senior officials to monitor up-gradation work of grid stations, strengthening of distribution mechanism and transmission lines. “Concentrate on immediate needs of power supply, focus attention on maintenance of transmission and distribution networks,” he said.
Officials told GNS that Lieutenant Governor directed Power Department to adopt a futuristic approach, make procurements in advance, fix responsibilities for delays and urgently re-examine short-term & medium-term measures to minimize disruption in supply, network resilience; better synergy between officials at all levels.
“Transformers to get Unique Id no. with details of Installations, repairs for effective working. One month timeline for preparing online system for inventory management, executing meter reading application for streamlining the process of power consumption, billing & collection. Rationalize buffer stock of inventory in all districts to reduce replacement time.”
He ordered speeding up of the process of replacement of non-functional power infra. “Prioritize areas with more power consumption; put power curtailment schedule in public domain,address issues of power outage in villages.”
He also took status of power supply to oxygen generation plants, concerned officials directed for ensuring uninterrupted power supply with backup to the oxygen plants.”