Smart Electric Metering in Jammu-Srinagar to be done by Mar 2023; says CS
At the Civil Secretariat today Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a review meeting of the power sector in Jammu & Kashmir.
The Chief Secretary was informed about the status of 1.15 lakh smart meters being installed in Jammu and Srinagar cities in addition to the additional 6 lakh meters to be installed subsequently.
It was informed that 91% of the installed smart meters are already communicating and more than 64 thousand of those meters have been billed by June 2022.
Chief Secretary said that J&K is being given utmost priority in the installation of smart meters and stressed that all these 7 lakh meters must be installed and be made operational by March 2023.
He also called for repairing dysfunctional meters putting an end to the flat-rate system of billing by the department.