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Dangling electric wires, decaying electric poles pose threat to villagers

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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 Litter tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The residents of Litter, Niloora, Rakh, Zahid, Bagh, Darbagh and its adjacent villages alleged that they are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees in their villages.
They said that the electric wires have been tied with trees and decaying electric poles.
The locals added 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, people 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,” Ghulam Nabi, a resident of Litter said.
He said last in back to village programmes we demanded replacement of electric poles and wires but so far the plea has not been heard.
“All low tension wires in our village are have been tied with trees in absence of poles due to which the wires are very low and the wires are very weak which often get damaged,” said Aabid Ahmad, a resident of Zahid Bagh.
He added that they have taken up this issue with administration several times but on ground nothing has been done.
The locals requested the higher ups to look into the matter and provide new electric wires and poles in these areas.
On contacting concerned Assistant Executive Engineer, Er Fayaz Ahmad, he said that they have already submitted report before higher ups in this regard, however, they haven’t approved it yet.
“Once they will approve it, work will be started accordingly,” he added.

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Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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