Power supply to return to normal Monday: OmarJanuary 9th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said that efforts are on to restore the snapped power transmission lines and the situation would return to normal Monday.Addressing a media conference here, he said: “We have just 100 megawatts of power available in the Valley this time which is being supplied to maintain essential services like hospitals, water filtration plants and radio and television stations.
“Whatever is left after this, is being supplied to the people. I am told the 220 KV Kishenpur-Pampore transmission line would be restored by 9 p.m. today (Sunday).”
“The NHPC (NationaL Hydroelectric Power Corporation) is also likely to restore their 400 KV Kishenpur-Wagoora line. Once the restoration is complete, we would be able to supply 1,000 megawatts of power to the Valley”.
The chief minister, who is personally supervising the restoration work, has been camping in the Valley for the last two days visiting hospitals, electric power control rooms, district headquarters etc to mitigate the suffering of the people who are braving extreme winter cold without any electricity for the last three days.
Abdullah also said the Srinagar-Jammu highway which remained closed for the third day running Sunday would be restored for one-way traffic Monday.
Reports from almost all major cities, towns and villages indicate electric supply had not been restored there till 8 p.m. Sunday evening.
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