Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer has directed the Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL) to work out power curtailment rosters/ schedules for every station, areas and put the same in public domain by giving it wide publicity. Strict cognisance has been taken of unscheduled power cuts being reported from certain areas.
The Div Com issued these directions while chairing a meeting of Deputy Commissioners and Engineers of JPDCL convened to review the power supply scenario in Jammu division in the ongoing summer season.
He strongly directed the JPDCL to make roasters of power curtailments and publicize the same through print, electronic and social media so that people can know about the curtailment timing.
He also directed the Deputy Commissioners to constitute sub division level committees headed by concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate and comprising Engineers of JPDCL, Public representatives and other concerned who shall regularly check and ensure the curtailments are happening according to the notified roster and the roster is being followed on ground, avoiding unscheduled curtailments.
He also directed the concerned to establish control rooms at sub divisional levels and notify the helpline numbers for listening to public issues regarding the power supply. He also instructed them to ensure quick action on every distress call.
He directed the Executive Engineers and Superintendent Engineers to ensure that immediate action was taken to address each complaint received in the control room. The Div Com asked the DCs to periodically check the action taken on the complaints being received at the control rooms.
Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner took district wise review of power-supply scenario and inquired about the hours of power supply, curtailment in rural and urban areas of the districts, available buffer stock of transformers, functioning of workshops, timelines for replacement of damaged transformers, requirements and other related issues.
The Div Com directed the JPDCL to ensure the replacement of outage/ damaged transformers in stipulated time of 8 hour for urban and 48 hour for rural areas to avoid inconvenience to the public.
He also instructed the Chief Engineer to rationalize the buffer stock of required transformers in all the districts to reduce the replacement time.
The Divisional Commissioner also reviewed progress on the projects/ works being executed under centrally sponsored schemes for augmentation of power infrastructure. He directed the chief engineers of concerned wings to expedite the pace of work and ensure monitoring of up gradation works of Grid Station, strengthening of distribution and transmission lines etc. to ensure their completion within stipulated time frame.
The meeting was attended by Additional Commissioner Jammu, Chief Engineer,(Distribution) JKPDCL, Chief Engineer, (Projects) JKPDCL, Chief Engineer, JKPTCL and other concerned, while Deputy Commissioners of Jammu division along with Executive Engineers of JPDCL attended the meeting through video conferencing.
‘Not everyone can be called for the meeting’: Dr. Nirmal Singh on Ch. Lal Singh
Former Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Dr. Nirmal Singh had an interview with JK Channel executive Ashish Kohli. He talked about the All Party Meeting on 24th June in Delhi.
Q. Sir, what do you think would be the topics about J&K in the meeting?
On 5th August, 2019 a very big change happened for Jammu and Kashmir after 72 years. The meeting will surely involve discussions on post abolition of article 370, how J&K can achieve heights of progress and how people can participate in that through elections and delimitations especially the deprived people in J&K like POK people, Western Pakistani refugees, Kashmiri displaced, Gujjars, Bakarwals and Pahadis .
We’ll also talk about the agendas of specific political parties since 72 years which are against the will of J&K public. If they keep extending these topics, they’ll get nothing in return.
Q. Mehbooba Mufti told to talk to Pakistan even when few days back a 25 year old was killed by terrorists. Why this sympathy for terrorism?
This is Jammu’s misfortune that this agenda kept on going for years in the region and did nothing for the public of Jammu as well as Kashmir except handing over guns to the youth. The youngsters now want to work, they want good education and employment but still some parties with the same agenda are destroying everything.
Q. Very few leaders from Jammu have been called for the meeting and some like Choudhary Lal Singh have shown resentment about that. Do you think Jammu’s voice will be raised?
Jammu has a population of around 1.3 crore and every person thinks he’s better than the other. But everyone cannot be called for the meeting. BJP has always raised it’s voice for Jammu region and Nationalist Forces and it will continue doing that. All of us have seen a demo on 5th August. See people attending the meeting will be the ones who will represent National thinking and others will come with same old agendas. So, the meeting will have good and mature discussions.
Q. Lot of talks about Jammu becoming a separate state. Your views on that?
At this moment I feel we need to think how post 5th August we have to do the consolidation, make popular Government, walk towards delimitation and end the imbalance prevailing right now. Rest, everyone has different opinions and different agendas. These things keep going and are discussed in democracy.
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
Jammu: Major accident reported as 3 vehicles collide
A major accident was reported at Gujjar Nagar near Jammu University, where a Haryana-based black-colored XUV bearing number HR51AP7191 collided with a truck. According to the car driver, another car was overtaking his car, and a truck parked on the roadside also started, due to which his car sandwiched between both vehicles. The driver has suffered minor injuries.
The front portion of the car has been wrecked. A JK Police team also reached the spot and is clearing the traffic. The truck was lifted from the road, and soon the car will also be lifted from the road.
J&K Police SPO dies, forest guard injured in road accident
A Special Police Officer (SPO) was killed while a forest guard was injured after the car they were on board met with a road accident near High School Manoie in Tehsil Chilli Pingal, Bhalessa of Doda district.
Report said that a car bearing registration number JK02CM-0885 met with the accident at Manoie.
In the accident, SPO Ashok Kumar (1053/SPO) posted at SPP Malikpora died on the spot and another forest guard namely Mohammad Ashraf, son of Mohammad Shafi Zargar of Bhaderwah was injured.
The injured was shifted to SDH Gandoh for treatment.
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