Kashmir Prepares for Winter: Curtailment Schedule Announcement Expected from Power Distribution Corporation

Kashmir Prepares for Winter: Curtailment Schedule Announcement Expected from Power Distribution Corporation
Kashmir Prepares for Winter: Curtailment Schedule Announcement Expected from Power Distribution Corporation
Kashmir Prepares for Winter: Curtailment Schedule Announcement Expected from Power Distribution Corporation
Kashmir Prepares for Winter: Curtailment Schedule Announcement Expected from Power Distribution Corporation

Kashmir Prepares for Winter: Curtailment Schedule Announcement Expected from Power Distribution Corporation

Kashmir Prepares for Winter: Curtailment Schedule Announcement Expected from Power Distribution Corporation. Pic/Kashmir life

Challenges of Power Supply in Kashmir Valley

Amid the ongoing installation of smart meters and persistent complaints of frequent power cuts across the picturesque Kashmir Valley, the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) is gearing up to announce the winter curtailment schedule, which is expected to be made public by October 14. This development comes in response to the dire situation that consumers, both domestic and commercial, have been enduring due to erratic power supply, with industrialists also bearing the brunt.

Seeking Solutions: The KPDCL’s Efforts to Address Power Shortages

The decision to implement a power curtailment schedule is closely aligned with the massive smart meter installation drive that has been underway, primarily in Srinagar and surrounding areas. Official sources, while disclosing these details, have emphasized that while the power curtailment schedule has not been officially announced yet, it is expected to be finalized by Saturday.According to these sources, “The department is presently in talks to procure additional electricity to meet the increasing power demand. A positive response in this regard is expected by Saturday, following which the curtailment schedule will be announced based on the power availability.” This step underscores the commitment to ensuring a stable power supply during the harsh winter months in the region.

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Continued Struggles and the Hope of Relief

Despite previous government announcements that significant electricity procurement had taken place, there have been no substantial improvements in the power supply situation. The government had initially declared the procurement of 400 Megawatts of electricity from Uttar Pradesh and the Central government. However, consumers have continued to grapple with frequent power outages, causing immense hardships.

To address these challenges, the government pledged to acquire an additional 150 MWs of electricity by October 9, aiming to make a total of 550 MWs available to consumers. Unfortunately, the implementation of this commitment has not yielded the desired results, leaving residents and businesses in a precarious position.

Voices of Frustration: The Plight of Industrialists and Traders

Industrialists and traders have been vocal about their struggles with erratic power supply, which has resulted in significant financial losses. They have called for immediate and effective measures to rectify the situation. As winter approaches and the need for a reliable power supply becomes even more critical, the KPDCL faces the challenge of not only announcing a curtailment schedule but also ensuring its effective implementation to alleviate the suffering of the people of Kashmir.

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