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CPSU awards smart meter tender to a Chinese firm; Jammu discom orders probe

The Jammu Power Distribution Corporation has ordered an enquiry into the project, citing a threat to national security

the other bidders for the tender, including infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro (L&T), have alleged that the contract given to the Chinese company was off the books because the company did not participate in the bidding
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The other bidders for the tender, including infrastructure major L&T, have alleged that the contract given to the Chinese company was off the books because the company did not participate in the bidding

Shreya Jai New Delhi
In the midst of India-China border tensions and a ban on imports from the neighbouring country, a sensitive project of smart meters and power communication is being constructed by a Chinese government-owned company in the strategic region of Jammu & Kashmir. 

The Jammu Power Distribution Corporation (JPDCL) has ordered an enquiry into the project, citing a threat to national security. 

The project was awarded by a central government agency, REC Power Distribution Corporation (RECPDCL), under the Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP), for the newly declared Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir. In a letter dated July 9, JPDCL wrote to

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First Published: Jul 20 2020 | 6:05 AM IST

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