PESCO directed to upgrade grid stations, transmission lines

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) to upgrade grid stations and transmission lines noting that the existing system doesn’t have the capacity of required power supply and collapse from time to time.

He was presiding over a meeting on unjustified load-shedding, people outrage because of the abrupt power shut down, the weak and inefficient power supply lines and the growing people complaints leading to the law and order situation in the province. PESCO Chief, Additional Chief Secretary Shahzad Bangash, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Israr and other relevant officers attended the meeting.

The Chief Minister directed the quarter concerned to immediately start working on up gradation of transmission and supply lines and just distribution of electricity to Malakand Division. The projects including the grid stations in Abbottabad, Swat and Nowshera should be completed immediately that would upgrade the system of power infrastructure to facilitate the people and minimize load-shedding and improve the power transmission to different localities. Work should also be accelerated on projects at Chakdara, Batkhela, Thana and Alpuri in order to complete them as expeditiously as possible because the unscheduled load-shedding caused by weak infrastructure creates law & order situation.

Published in Business Recorder, 28th August, 2018