Hydro Power Station Chitral need up-gradation.
CHITRAL: The only one mega Watt Hydro Power house of Chitral need up-gradation to solve the problem of power shortage. The power house was constructed in 1977 by the then Prime Minister of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto which was only of a few kilowatts hence it was upgraded to one Mega Watt later on. But despite of huge quantity of water resource this was not up-graded after passing a long time. This power house is situated on the bank of Chitral river having sufficient water for its improvement. Some old and antique type of machinery has been installed in the power house as a result it generates only one mega watt power. Resident Engineer of power house Bakhtiar Khattak while talking to this scribe said that there are some old turbines and generators installed in the power house as a result it create some problems in power generating. He said that its condition can be improve by installing new and latest machineries to assure 24 hours power supply without any break. He said that up-gradation of the power house will take long time with breaking its power supply totally by taking a long time hence in a short period of time it can be improved easily by installing new machineries. Gul Hamaad Farooqi correspondent APP visited the power house who explain the detail in his report.