New Delhi, May 31 (ANH): Delhi Government will provide free power connections to more than 100 shops of displaced Kashmiri Pandits located in the INA market, according to statement issued from the state government cited by UNI.
In this regard, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia held a meeting with the senior officials of the concerned departments including BSES and PWD on Tuesday, it added.
According to the statement, Sisodia directed the officials to immediately inspect the selected place for installation of transformers in the market and ensure electricity connections in all the shops of Kashmiri Pandits within a month.
Vice-Chairman of Delhi Jal Board and Greater Kailash MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj also attended the meeting.
Recently, a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits had met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and shared the issue of power connection they face since they were forced to shift their shops multiple times in the past few years due to various construction activities in the locality.
The issue resulted in extreme difficulty for the traders from the migrant community to take electricity connection.
“Instead of doing politics on issues of Kashmiri Pandits, we have always worked for their progress and upliftment. Taking immediate cognizance of this problem of Kashmiri Pandits, the Delhi Government has started working on providing free electricity connections in their shops at INA.
Within 1 month, the work of setting up electricity connections will be completed. No fees will be charged from them and the entire cost will be borne by the Delhi Government,” the statement quoted Sisodia.