Published On: Fri, Jan 22nd, 2021
Published in Category: Peshawar

PECO urged to speed up work on up-gradation of powers supply infrastructure

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Peshawar: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan urged upon the high ups of PESCO to speed up work on the up-gradation of existing powers supply infrastructure to overcome the issues of load-shedding and low voltage of electricity in the province.

He has directed the Deputy Commissioners to immediately identify the lands required for establishing new Grid Stations in the various districts of the province and submit him a report to this effect within the next 15 days.

He issued these directives while chairing a meeting held here on Thursday to review progress on developmental projects regarding provision of uninterrupted electricity to public.

Beside Provincial Minister Muhibullah Khan and MPA Mian Sharafat Ali, administrative Secretaries of the concerned department, high ups of PESCO and other relevant entities attended the meeting.

The meeting was given a detailed briefing about the progress made so far on the projects being implemented to resolve the issues of low voltage and load-shedding of electricity in the various localities of the province.

PESCO authorities on the occasion, briefed the Chief Minister that work on a number of projects regarding upgradation of electricity infrastructure including construction of new grid stations in various districts was in full swing, however, identification of land for new grid stations in some districts was still in progress which needed to be finalized on fast track.

The Chief Minister on occasion directed the Deputy Commissioners of concerned district to finalize identification of land for the proposed new grid stations within the next two week and submit him a report in this regard.

He termed electricity as one of the basic and essential need of the masses and said that the provincial government will extend its all-out support for timely completion of the projects aimed at to overcome electricity issues in the province.

The Chief Minister directed the authorities concerned to start work simultaneously on grid stations, allied transmission lines and feeders etc. so that the projects could be completed in all respects within the stipulated timelines.