New transformer for Gladni soon: Vohra

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Srinagar, Jul 11 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today expressed serious concern over the power shortage in Jammu in the wake of damages caused to the 400 MVA transformer at Gladni Grid Station.

Chairing the meeting of Administrative Secretaries at the State Secretariat here this morning, the Governor said that while the cause of damage was being looked into, the officers of Power Development Department must explore all possibilities to improve the power supply urgently.

Due to damage to the Gladni transformer, parts of Jammu and Poonch and Rajouri districts are witnessing massive power cuts.

The Governor mentioned that he had taken up the matter with the concerned authorities in Delhi who had promised to help in the time bound repair of the transformer which had been dispatched to the Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) unit at Ranchi.

In response to a letter from the Governor, the Minster of State for Commerce and Power Jairam Ramesh has informed that he would take personal interest in helping the Jammu and Kashmir Power Department to get the damaged transformer repaired and also a new one supplied by BHEL.


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