‘Mansehra is about to light up with new grid station’

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Deputy Speaker Murtaz Javed Abbasi has welcomed the announcement by the Ministry of Water and Power to build a grid station in District Mansehra.

The grid station will be built with a cost of USD 20 million.  This project will be built by the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) and 120 kanals of land has already been acquired for this purpose.

The construction of the grid station is scheduled to be initiated from September 2015 and will be completed in December 2016.The decision was made in light of long lasting demand of the locals due to severe issues because of the low voltage electricity being transmitted in the area that resulted in distribution crises of power.

Murtaza Javed Abbasi congratulated the people of Mansehra and said that the government was committed to resolving issues stemming from the energy crises and poverty in the country, and was taking all possible measures to provide basic amenities to the masses at their door step. He said that uunfortunately, the previous governments had neglected Hazara Division in the past but the current government was taking a keen interest in development, and wants to resolve the power shortage in area.

He assured that similar projects will be started in other parts of the Hazara Division in the future to fulfil the electricity needs. He thanked Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Minister for Water Power for approval of grant for construction of grid station in District Mansehra.