Srinagar: Snowfall has hit the electricity supply in many districts of the north, south and central Kashmir on Monday with Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) stating that only 14 feeders of 33 KV, 215 11 KV feeders were under fault.
As per reports, the affected areas include north Kashmir’s Sopore, Kupwara, Handwara, central Kashmir’s Budgam and south Kashmir’s Anantnag.
“Only 14 feeders of 33 KV, 215 11 KV feeders and other tap lines were under fault due to snowfall,” KPDCL said in a statement.
At present only four 33 KV lines are under fault, adding that all the 33 KV feeders will be charged by evening, it said.
“Due to heavy snowfall during the intervening night of 30th Jan, electric supply to many areas of Kashmir Valley got disrupted. The load of the whole valley dipped below 850 MWs during the early morning hours of 30th Jan, 2022,” it added.
“Out of total 33 KV feeders, 14 were under fault along with four 33 KV Taplines which affected the power supply mainly to Sopore, Kupwara and Handwara,” the statement said.
It added that a few portions of District Budgam and of District Anantnag were also affected due to outage of four of 33 KV lines out of 14.
“In addition to that, around 215 11 KV feeders were under fault due to heavy snowfall,” it said.
MD, KPDCL is himself 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 statement added.