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Delay in NTDC projects cost Rs billions to national kitty: Nepra report

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s (Nepra) report regarding National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) has revealed that inordinate delay in the NTDC projects cost Rs billions to the national exchequer.

The Nepra has issued its report on NTDC projects. According to the report, various NTDC projects were facing delays.

It said that the negligence on part of the concerned authorities had cost billions of rupees to the national exchequer.

The report said that non-laying of transmission lines for Ouch-II power plant had caused Rs6 billion loss. It said that passing on the hike in the cost, which caused by inordinate delay in the project completion,  to the consumers was unjustified.

The report pointed out that delay in construction of Grid stations had led to additional Rs300 million expenses. It further said that all equipment installed at grid stations to record faults in the grids were out of order.

It said that the nine important grid stations could not be completed within the stipulated time period.

It further pointed out that the project for up-gradation of National Power Control Centre was not implemented properly.

The report recommended accelerating the projects of laying transmission lines for transmitting electricity to be generated from Thar, Neelum Jehlum, Qauid-e-Azam Solar Park, Gharo and Jhumpeer  projects.

The reported pointed out that NTDC lack comprehensive plan to cut it transmission losses.

It is to be mentioned here that the NTDC has not raised any objection or reservation on the Nepra report.