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?Tardy? progress of APDRP irks Jyotiraditya

EXPRESSING CONCERN over ?tardy? implementation of Accelerated Power Development Rural Project (APDRP) by the State Government in his constituency Guna-Shivpuri, Member of Parliament Jyotiraditya Scindia has requested Union Energy Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to intervene for expeditious implementation of schemes.
None | By HT Correspondent, Gwalior
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2007 02:35 PM IST

EXPRESSING CONCERN over ‘tardy’ implementation of Accelerated Power Development Rural Project (APDRP) by the State Government in his constituency Guna-Shivpuri, Member of Parliament Jyotiraditya Scindia has requested Union Energy Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to intervene for expeditious implementation of schemes.

The CMD of transmission company, Suraj Shivapori, has in reply informed Scindia that the projects were being taken up on priority basis after some initial hurdles. He cited inexperience in executing turnkey contracts by SEBs as the reason for slow progress.

Besides, electric work contractors in the State were not capable for handling these projects requiring skilled manpower, machinery and huge investment, he added.

The CMD drew Scindia’s attention towards other 200 projects being carried out under APDRP, saying only 28 of the total 200 projects were completed in time all over the country.  

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