Precious Kashmir News
Jammu, Feb 8: J&K State Power Development Department (JKPDD) and three CPSU’s today signed Memorandum of Understanding in presence of Deputy Chief Minster Dr Nirmal Singh which is subsequent to approval of state cabinet to sign the Distribution works under IPDS, PMDP and R-APDRP (Part-B) in selected Circles of Power Development Department, J&K.
While speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said that commissioning of these projects would go a long way in providing adequate power supply to consumers of the State.
It was informed that the Rural Electrification Corporation Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL), Project Implementing Agency, is engaged for execution of distribution works for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas for Design, Engineering, Procurement supply, erection, testing and commissioning of all the material and services works to be taken-up for execution of Distribution works under IPDS, PMDP and R-APDRP (Part-B) in five circles of J&K State with an estimated cost of Rs.931.33 crore, on nomination basis.
Besides, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) as Project implementing Agency is signed for execution of distribution works for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas for Design Engineering, Procurement, supply erection testing and commissioning of all the material and services works to be taken-up for execution of Sub- transmission and distribution works of 8 Districts under RGGVY-II, DDUGJY and PMDP (Rural) with an estimated cost of Rs 507.73 crore on nomination basis and for execution of transmission works in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas at an estimated cost of Rs 426.13 crore, under PMDP.
Similarly, REC Transmission Project Company Ltd (RECTPCL) as Project Implementing Agencies is signed for execution of transmission works for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas for an amount of Rs 495.54 crore under PMDP.
Dr Singh said the State Government is working under a well knit strategy to ensure that the power scenario in the State is transformed towards an improved and enhanced utility by ensuring an easy access to electricity for all.
The Deputy Chief Minister, while elaborating on Government’s initiatives of ensuring access to electricity for all, said that today’s agreement with the stake holder is a major step in this direction.
These projects will solve the problems being faced in the distribution, transmission and generation of power in J&K state and will help in proper augmentation and renovation of the existing power infra, he added.
Minister of state for Power Development and Industries and Commerce, Asiea Naqash, Commissioner Secretary PDD, Hirdesh Kumar, DCP, Asgar Ali, CE Project Wing Jammu, Som Raj, CE Project Wing Kashmir, Daljit Singh, CE, S K Koul, CEO RECPDCL, P Shakeel Ahmad, CEO RECTPCL, Gautam Sharma, Chief Project Manger REC, Ajay kumar, GM PGCIL, S K Palit and other senior officials of department were also present on the occasion.