Pakistan

No load-shedding during PSL final on March 5: minister

BAHAWALNAGAR: Minister of State for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali has assured cricket fans that there would be no load shedding across the country on the day of Pakistan Super League (PSL) final match on March 5 (Sunday) in Lahore.

The minister made this announcement after inaugurating the 220 KV grid station at Chishtian near Bahawalnagar.

Mr. Ali reiterated that the government was committed to eliminate loadshedding from the country.

Power projects of over 10,000 MW capacity being completed on fast track, added the minister’s statement.

The 220 KV grid station Chishtian alongwith 88 km transmission line has been constructed by National Transmission and Despatch Company Ltd. (NTDC) with the cost of Rs. 2633 million.

He appreciated the NTDC Management, engineers and staff for timely completion of the project and said that the grid station will end forced load shedding, improve voltage level and minimize trippings which was being faced due to overloading of the system.

He said that NTDC is completing its projects on war footing to connect 50 power plants with national grid. Presently, 37 projects of grid stations and transmission lines are under different stages of completion.

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