Dangling electric wires, decaying electric poles pose threat to Tral residents
Pulwama: Dangling electric wires tied with trees, worn out wooden poles are posing grave threat to the lives of people as well as to their property in several villages of Tral belt in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The residents of Nahir, Khasipora and its adjacent villages in Tral area of Pulwama alleged that they are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees in their villages and the electric wires have been tied with trees and decaying electric poles.
They said that the electric lines touch roofs of houses and trees on roads posing risk to life and property and due to low lying overhead transmission lines, they are not able to work properly in the fields.
“We have been requesting the concerned department to replace the dangling and damaged electric wires and poles but our pleas fell on deaf ears,” said Mohammed Shafi Shah, a local resident.
He said last under Soubagaya Scheme new poles along with new wires were installed but they have not yet been connected so as to replace the old wires.
The locals requested higher ups to look into the matter and demanded completion of works that were carried out last year.
On contacting Executive Engineer PDD Division Awantipora Er Altaf Ahmad, he said he will look into the matter.
“I will seek a report from the concerned staff and see to it that the peoples concerns are addressed,” he added.