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Plan for alternative power line in winter
Srinagar, January 6
Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has sought to work out a plan to install an alternative power feeder line to Kashmir valley with a capacity of 400 kv to overcome power disruption due to damage caused by heavy snowfall.

500 passengers stranded at Leh
Jammu, January 6
More than 500 passengers are stranded at Leh as the flights have not operated for the past two days because of bad weather. Indian Airlines flights between Leh-Jammu and Leh-Srinagar have been cancelled for the past two days.

Azad inaugurates Army Day exhibition
Jammu, January 6
Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated an Army Day exhibition here today to provide an opportunity to the people to know the Army.


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Plan for alternative power line in winter
Tribune News Service

Srinagar, January 6
Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has sought to work out a plan to install an alternative power feeder line to Kashmir valley with a capacity of 400 kv to overcome power disruption due to damage caused by heavy snowfall. He has emphasised to complete this feeder line within six months so that during the disruption of one power feeder, another feeder is utilised, adding that it was very essential during winter months and snowfall.

Mr Azad, who visited the summer capital here earlier this week to review the restoration work and supplies position following the disruption of essential services like power and road connectivity due to recent snowfall, has also deputed three ministers to monitor these arrangements. The three Cabinet ministers Peerzada Mohammed Syed, Hakeem Mohammed Yaseen and Nawang Rigzin Jora arrived here from Jammu yesterday. The Chief Minister has expressed his concern over the disruption of power supply in the valley due to the damage caused by the recent snowfall, disconnecting 132 and 220 kv lines, which are nerve feeders of supply to the valley.

Reviewing the arrangements, the Minister for power, Nawang Rigzin Jora, stated that Development Commissioner (Power) and Chief Engineer (System and Operations) Jammu along with other workers were camping at the site of the transmission line, which has developed some technical snag were on national highway.

The work was going round the clock and the power supply to the valley was expected within a couple of days. The valley continued to reel under sub-zero temperature for the fifth consecutive day today, affecting normal life.

The Chief Engineer, Power (Maintenance), Mr Shoukat Rashid, said one circuit of the transmission line, supplying power to the valley from northern grid, had been restored today with the availability of 520 mw of power in the valley against a requirement of 1000 mw. He said some far-flung and hilly areas of the valley, including Sogam and Tangdhar in Kupwara district, were still cut off, leading to the disruption in about 15 per cent of the power supplies in these areas.

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500 passengers stranded at Leh
Tribune News Service

Jammu, January 6
More than 500 passengers are stranded at Leh as the flights have not operated for the past two days because of bad weather.

Indian Airlines flights between Leh-Jammu and Leh-Srinagar have been cancelled for the past two days.

It is learnt that about 500 passengers were waiting for their turn to fly here. The Leh-Srinagar road has closed due to snow and would now reopen in summers.

The state government has asked the airline to operate additional flights to Leh, particularly during the winter months.

The MLC belonging to Ladakh, Mr P. Namgial, has demanded that additional flights should be introduced between here and Leh as well as between Chandigarh and Leh as a large number of residents of the area were stranded due to closure of the road.

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Azad inaugurates Army Day exhibition
Tribune News Service

Jammu, January 6
Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated an Army Day exhibition here today to provide an opportunity to the people to know the Army.

The officiating Corps Commander, Major-Gen R.S. Mehta, and the GOC of Tiger Division, Major-Gen Jasbir Singh, were among those present on the occasion.

The exhibition aims at showcasing the Army to the general public. Weaponry and special military equipment, including tanks and artillery guns, have been displayed.

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