J&K to be power surplus in next four years: LG Manoj Sinha

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Says previous regimes could generate only 3450 MWs of power in 70 years, same figure will be added in next four years; people must cooperate in installing smart meters to get uninterrupted quality power

Ananatnag, Mar 23 : Jammu and Kashmir’s lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha Wednesday said that in the next four years the UT will be power surplus and every house will get quality and reliable power.

He said that a new transmission line is coming up from Ladakh that will be connected with Kashmir, Jammu and Punjab after which there will be no dearth of electricity in JK. Addressing a function at Mirbazar, Ananatnag where a power grid substation was inaugurated by him, the LG Sinha said that Power department has completed the project within record time of six months.

“Since 1947 to 2020, JK could generate only 3450 MWs of power and the same figure will be achieved in the next four years only,” he said as per news agency

He said that people of Kashmir should cooperate with the Power Department for installation of smart meters so that uninterrupted quality and reliable power is given to subscribers.

“A crucial transmission line has been sanctioned by the government of India that will come from Ladakh and reach Kashmir, Jammu and then Punjab. This project stands approved and once the project will be finalised, there will be no dearth of Power in JK,” the LG said. He said Power Department was doing a commendable job by completing all pending projects on fast track basis