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Alasteng grid station to be commissioned by Dec 31: Advisor Sharma.

Governor’s advisor Kewal Kumar Sharma Friday directed the power development department to ensure completion of vital Alasteng grid station by December 31.An official spokesman said the advisor issued the instruction during his visit to the under-construction grid station, being constructed at a cost of Rs 109 crore.

So far around Rs 81 crore has been spent on its construction, Kumar said, and directed the officials to complete the remaining work within the stipulated timeframe so that people in J&K could benefit from it.

During the visit, the advisor also reviewed the progress of 220 KV Zainakote-Alasteng transmission line.“He was informed that section 1 of the transmission line would be completed by February 2019. The estimated cost of the entire line is Rs 125 crore,” the spokesman said.

Commissioner secretary PDD Hirdesh Kumar; development commissioner Power; chief engineer EM&RE; chief engineer S&O, and chief engineer Projects along with other concerned officers accompanied the advisor.

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