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Electricity to be snapped in areas where people create hindrance in smart meters installation process: CE KPDCL

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Says 10% smart meters installed in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Ten per cent of the smart meters have been installed so far and the rest will be completed by the next two years, officials at the Power Department has said.

Chief Engineer, of Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL), Javed Yousuf Dar said that the electricity will be snapped from the areas where the people will object and halt the smart meter installation.

He said that the people should not halt the smart meter installation, adding that the government has already created awareness in this regard.

The Chief Engineer further said that a total of 80,000 smart meters have been installed so far and the rest are being installed. “The process to complete the smart meters installation will be completed by the next two years,” he said.

Pertinently, a few areas of the Habba Kadal area reeling under darkness as the authorities have snapped the electricity after the people staged a protest over the installation of smart meters in the locality—(KNO)


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