Delhi Cabinet Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot today chaired a series of separate meetings with the Public Works Department (PWD) and the Power Department. He discussed and reviewed various projects of PWD and the ‘Summer Action Plan’ of the Power department.
In a statement, Minister (PWD and Power) Shri Kailash Gahlot said, “Today, I met the Secretary and senior officials of PWD and Power department to review the status of current projects. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, we are committed to continue the good work in each and every department. I see good progress happening in various projects undertaken by both departments while instructing the officials to deep dive into the projects which have not been progressing in the expected manner. All support shall be provided to them. PWD’s work of construction of new Hospitals, School buildings, Roads and flyovers within the city is highly appreciated. Today, the Ashram extension flyover towards Noida and Sarai Kale Khan, constructed by PWD, was also inaugurated. SImilarly, the Summer action plan presented by the Power department is in line to cater to the expected peak load this year.”
Earlier in the meeting with PWD, senior officials apprised the Minister about the status of the current projects under PWD. This included their work done for the construction of 5 totally new hospitals, while 13 projects were undertaken at already constructed hospitals. In addition, PWD also discussed their work in Roads and flyovers in Delhi, some key projects being Barapullah Flyover Ph-3, additional flyover at Sarai Kale Khan T-junction, Pragati Maidan Corridor development and Flyover between Anand Vihar & Apsara Border. Today, the Ashram extension flyover to DND and Sarai Kale Khan, which has been constructed by PWD, was also inaugurated by Delhi’s Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal. New plans for the building of educational institutes in Delhi were also presented by the PWD team.
Shri Kailash Gahlot today also chaired a separate review meeting with DISCOMs and Power Department officials to assess the ‘Summer Action Plan’ for the uninterrupted supply of electricity during the upcoming summer season in Delhi. Senior officers from Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES) Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), TATA Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), Delhi Transco Limited (DTL) and Power Department were part of the meeting. During the meeting, DTL highlighted the peak load of 7695 MW reached in Delhi in June 2022 while the expected peak load of 2023 is nearly 8000 MW to occur in late June or early July 2023. Delhi needs to be fully prepared for the same to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to its citizens during this specific time and across the year too. A detailed plan was provided by the 3 DISCOMs presenting the expected peak loads in their areas and their preparations for the same. With the overall action plan presented to Shri Kailash Gahlot, Delhi is prepared to cater to the expected demands during the year.