The Delhi government will provide free power connections to more than 100 shops of displaced Kashmiri Pandits located in the INA market, a government press release said on Tuesday.
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In this regard, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia held a meeting with senior officials from relevant departments including BSES and PWD. According to the statement, Sisodia ordered officials to immediately inspect selected locations for the installation of transformers in the market area and ensure electrical connections to all Kashmiri Pandits stores within a month.
Delhi Board Deputy Chairman Jal and Greater Kailash MP Saurabh Bhardwaj also attended the meeting. Recently, a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and shared the issue of power connections. They also said that there are more than 100 Kashmiri Pandit shops in the INA market, which have been relocated several times over the past few years due to various construction activities in the region by different authorities.
As a result, traders are faced with several problems including electrical connections. Upon learning of the matter immediately, Kejriwal ordered officials to take action. In a statement, Sisodia said: “The government of Kejriwal always stands with the Kashmiri Pandits. Instead of playing politics on the problems of the Kashmiri Pandits, we have always worked for their advancement and upliftment.”
“Knowing immediately of this problem from the Kashmiri Pandits, the Delhi government has started working on providing free electrical connections in their stores to INA and within a month, the work of setting up the electrical connections will be completed. “, reads the press release.
“No fees will be charged to them and the entire cost will be borne by the Delhi government,” he added.