Srinagar- The overnight heavy snowfall has plunged most parts of the Kashmir Valley into darkness, even as Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Ltd (KPDCL) has pushed its field teams on the ground to restore electricity supply.
Out of total 33 KV feeders, 14 were under fault along with 4 No. 33 KV Taplines which affected the power supply mainly to Sopore, Kupwara and Handwara areas of Kashmir Valley, an official spokesperson said.
Besides, he said, few portions of District Budgam and of District Anantnag were also affected due to the outage of 4 No. of 33 KV lines out of 14.
In addition to that, around 215 11 KV feeders were under fault due to heavy Snowfall.
The spokesperson said that due to overnight snowfall the load of the whole Valley dipped below 850 MWs during the early morning hours of Monday.
From early in the morning, he said, KPDCL field teams were mobilized to rectify the faults and despite the continuous snowfall in the region and braving the extreme freezing temperature, the field teams started patrolling the faulty lines and were able to bring up the load of Kashmir Valley to around 1590 MWs by 3 PM.
“It is important to mention that at present only four 33 KV lines which specially feed to Sopore Area of District Baramulla and few areas of Bijbehara are under fault and by evening all the 33 KV lines will be charged. Out of all the 11 KV feeders only 154 feeders remain out due to the faulty status of four 33KV lines,” the spokesperson said.
He said MD, KPDCL Yasin M Choudhary is closely monitoring the situation and assures the public that all the feeders will be up and live.
“This is the first time that such a quick restoration has happened since the incorporation of KPDCL,” the spokesperson said.
Choudhary, he said, has also praised the patience shown by the public towards the corporation and assures the public that the field team of KPDCL will not rest till all the feeders are up and running.__Kashmir Observer