Web Exclusive | April 2013
J&K to restore 132 kv-HT line by this month
Restoration work on the damaged 132 kv-HT line in Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir is going on war footing and power supply will be restored by this month, said the State Minister of State for Technical Education, Power, CA&PD, Vikar Rasool Wani on April 11. Vikar said that efforts are on to ensure early restoration of damaged power and other infrastructures at Poonch and Government has released Rs 517 crore under the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) for the purpose.
He said with the efforts of district administration, the government restored several Power and PHE damaged facilities including 132 KV –HT line, 33 KV-LT Line 33 PHE schemes. The Minister said that 400 unemployed youths (200 each from Poonch and Surankote Constituency) will be sponsored by the state to Punjab and other States for skill development trainings in various fields under technical education sector.
He said that Civil Engineering Faculty Course will be introduced in Poonch Technical College from this year while land for the college has been already been acquired.
Vikar said that steps will be taken to enhance K oil tankers besides increasing BPL ration quota for Poonch district.