Maintaining electricity supply as per power availability: KPDCL
‘No fresh power schedule announced’
Raja Syed Rather
Srinagar, Jun 10 (KNO): Stating that no power curtailment schedule has been announced in the Valley, the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) on Saturday said that the electricity is being supplied as per the availability.
Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Chief Engineer, KPDCL, Javed Yousuf Dar said that there has been no circular with regard to the power curtailment in Kashmir. “The KPDCL has not announced any power curtailment,” he said when asked about the reports regarding two-hour power curtailment in morning and evening.
However, he said that the KPDCL has been managing the electricity supply to the people according to the availability.
“The electricity is being made available by JKPCL and we have been maintaining the electricity as per the availability and thus we have to go for the power curtailments because of the power availability issue at present,” he said.
He further said that there was no information about how long the issue will continue as it is the prerogative of JKPCL.
Pertinently, the consumers across Kashmir complained of erratic power cuts across the Valley, saying that there is no power schedule as the electricity is being snatched frequently, forcing them to reel under darkness.
On June 05, KNO reported that Jammu and Kashmir has recorded a 25 per cent sudden cut in the power supply, a move that has triggered a “temporary power deficit in the UT.”
Officials’ privy to the development had said that the J&K’s power supply has been cut by 25 per cent without “any clear reasons.”
Kashmir region, as per official sources will face the brunt of the power shortage given the soaring temperatures in Jammu, where the power department is resorting to minimum possible cuts—(KNO)