Govt keeps its promise of fast-track restoration of electricity post snowfall: Advisor Farooq Khan

By: Abid Bashir

Srinagar: Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan Monday said that the government kept its promise of restoring the electricity on fast track basis post snowfall as power supply stands fully restored to entire Valley while as all major roads across the region stand cleared of the snow.

Addressing a press conference here, Advisor Khan said government had taken a review meeting how to react quickly post snowfall to provide immediate relief to people. “The meeting was held in summers last year and all the officials of concerned departments were present to frame a strategy. Today, we have repaired all 33 KV lines barring one in South Kashmir. Out of the 140 damaged transformers, 113 have been repaired and electricity stands restored to entire Valley,” he said.

He said that out of the 5536 kms of road length that had got affected by snowfall and 4886 kms stand cleared. “Some interior roads are being cleared,” he said. The LG’s advisor said that there is no issue of water availability in any part of Kashmir. (KNO)

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