Electricity in Kashmir to remain off for 4 days from December 27

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Srinagar, Dec 26 (UNI) Electricity across the Kashmir valley will remain off for ten hours from 0800 hrs for four days from tomorrow, a Power Development Department (PDD) spokesman said.

Quoting Executive Engineer, Transmission Line Maintenance division-I, he said there will be a shut down of 220 KV DC Barn- Kishenpur transmission line for undertaking repair work.

Similarly, repair of various 400/220 KV transmission lines, including 400 KV Kishenpur-Wagoora transmission Line will also be done for smooth power supply during the winter when the lines got damaged due to snowfall and felling of trees and electric poles.

Therefore, he said, there will be a total shutdown from December 27 to 30, 2007 between 0800 hrs to 1800 hours in the entire valley.

The local power generations in the valley has considerably dropped due to fall in the water level in river Jehlum, Sindh and its tributaries because of dry weather during the past three months.

The PDD is importing power from different states to meet the local requirement. However, people in many areas alleged that they are facing frequent and unscheduled power cuts.

The non-metered areas in the valley are facing about 8 to 10 hour power cuts daily besides four hour curtailment twice in a week during peak evening hours.


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