Dadsara residents lock receiving station to protest against inadequate electricity
Pulwama: Anguished over the frequent and unscheduled power cuts, the residents of Dadsara area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday locked down the power receiving station in their area as a mark of protest against the Power Development Department (PDD).
A large number of people assembled in main chowk Dadsara and marched towards the local receiving station amid chanting of slogans against PDD.
The protesting locals alleged that the receiving station provides electricity to different areas, but are depriving the villagers of electricity who provided their lands for its construction.
Employees working here are from Amlar village and they provide scheduled power supply to their village and its adjacent areas but Dadsara village is being kept under darkness for ‘mere excuses’, they said.
They also demanded transfer of the whole staff at the receiving station Dadsara.
Meanwhile, a senior PDD official while talking to ‘Kashmir Vision’ blamed the locals for the extra usage of electricity, saying that the power cuts are talking place only as the people resort to extra usage of electricity.
“We have taken cognizance of the issue and will send a team in the area to talk with locals of Dadsara,” he said.