Srinagar, Sep 17 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir government is constructing 25 new receiving stations under a central scheme at a cost of Rs 227 crore in twin central Kashmir districts of Badgam and Srinagar.
This information was given by Power Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora after inaugurating high power receiving station at Rainawari in the down town city.
The receiving station has been constructed at a cost of Rs 1.59 crore having 4 outgoing feeders which would provide power supply to more than a dozen localities.
The Minister said Rs 227 crore have been earmarked under Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) for constructing 25 receiving stations in twin districts of Srinagar and Budgam.
He said out of them the works on 11 receiving stations have been completed while work on eight projects is going on.
Mr Jora said with the completion of the project the long pending demand of the people has been fulfilled.
He said the work on the receiving station has been completed within a record period of nine months. He said the department is contemplating to set up another receiving station in the area with the availability of land.
Mr Jora asked the concerned officers to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the holy month of Ramadan. However, he appealed to people to refrain from misusing the electricity.
The Minister said the state has received Rs 1,100 crore under APDRP besides Rs 1,350 crore for increasing the capacity of receiving stations in the state.
Mr Jora said there has been satisfactory improvement in the supply position of electricity in the state which is getting momentum day-by-day.
He sought people's cooperation for improving the infrastructure and management of the department.