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    March  11,  2016



Survey for Installation of transmission lines started in Chitral

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL: The MNA from Chitral, Shahzada Iftikharud Din has said that the problem of acute shortage of power and low voltage will be solved in Chitral once and for all with the provision of 30 mega watt electricity from the Golen Gol Hydro Power Project for survey of the transmission lines to different valleys has been started as per directives of the prime minister.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, he said that a number of grid stations were being established in upper and lower parts of Chitral for this purpose while no off-grid village will remain without being electrified.

He said that the 30-MW electricity will also lead to materialize the much awaited marble city at Gang near Drosh which is pending for want of electricity which will act as catalyst for economic activities as thousands of jobs will be created.

The law-maker said that the work on the transmission line will be completed by June next year and the grids will be energized the same time while a number of other power projects were also on the anvil including that of upgradation of the WAPDA hydro power station in Chitral with the financial assistance of France for which a huge amount of 1.5 billion rupees were being released.

He eulogized the prime minister for his earnest and sincere efforts for the development of road infrastructures in Chitral for which he had announced construction of Shandur, Bumburate and Garam Chashma road.

“The consultants were being hired by the NHA for carrying out survey work on the road projects and happened in shortest possible time which shows how the PM is true to his words”, the MNA said.



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