Complete underground cabling project work by Dec 31: CEO Shrine Board


Taking a review of the present status of the implementation of Underground Cabling Project enroute Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Shrine, the Chief Executive Officer, Shrine Board Anshul Garg on Wednesday directed the Chief Engineer (Project Wing), JPDCL and State Coordinator, RECPDCL for close monitoring of works on daily basis, while ensuring adequacy of manpower, machinery, material and all other wherewithal for completion of the entire work before ending of December.

He was charting a review meeting at Kalika Dham, Jammu in order to give fillip to the pace of work on various mega projects largely facilitating the pilgrims, as per the directions of the Shrine Board Chairman, Lieutenant Governor, Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha.

The underground cabling work from Katra to Bhawan and in the surrounding areas has been allotted to the M/s JSP Projects P. Ltd. by JPDCL (Project Wing) on the basis of tendering process, partially funded under the PMDP and by the Shrine Board at an estimated cost of 85.99 cr.

This high utility project will have a SCADA compliance based monitoring system of the electric network. With the implementation of this project, the existing LT / HT overhead electricity line will be replaced by Underground Cabling to ensure uninterrupted power supply along the track and in the Bhawan Area.

The CEO stressed for expeditious completion of the pending foundations inter-alia of Package Sub-Station (PSS), Ring Main Units (RMUs), Feeder Pillars, Chemical earthing, Street Poles vis-a-vis synchronization of SCADA station on complete track, besides, ensuring all the remaining supplies.

It was also emphasized that compressing and tile laying works should be completed simultaneously, while digging & execution at the remaining stretches, safety of the track must be ensured.

Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB asked the Project Director, executing agency to achieve results on the ground and ensure its entire completion expeditiously and strictly as per the revised timelines. Besides, directed the officials to work in close synergy to remove any bottlenecks coming in the way of progress of works.