Srinagar, Sep 21 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir government has operationalised the Pampore gas turbines in view of the frequent power failure during the holy month of Ramzan.
According to the Chief Engineer Power Development Department (ME&RE) wing, Kashmir, with a view to catering to the electricity demand during Sehri and Iftaar periods, the PDD has made operational the Pampore Gas Turbines.
He said the move was necessitated owing to the restriction on the import of power from Northern Grid as the Department presently draws additional 26 lakh units of power over and above the agreed scheduled allotment daily to augment the power supply and meet the additional requirements during the festival.
Official sources said complaints were being received from different parts of the valley about frequent power failure during sehri and iftaar times, evoking protests.
Governor N N Vohra has also directed the PDD to ensure power supply to consumers during the holy month.
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