Jahangeer Ganaie

Pulwama villagers face dark nights as transformer develops snag

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Pulwama: The residents of Rakh village in Litter tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have been left in the lurch as the authorities have failed to repair their damaged transformer that according to them has developed technical snag 10 days back.
Inhabitants said that power development department has miserably failed to repair their transformer fully saying that it has failed to resolve frequent damage to the common electric transformer.
Locals said that a 63 KV transformer allotted to Bonpora Rakh develops technical snag every month resulting in immense hardships to them.
They said that the locals contributed money from their pockets and got the transformer repaired.
“But after a few days the transformer develops fresh snags and troubles the locals,” they said.
They added that their area is sand electricity since the past 10 days now.
They said that on paper a 100 KV transformer has been shown installed in the area but on ground only a 63 KV transformer has been installed.
They further added that time and again authorities of the department were informed about it but they ignored our pleas.
Locals urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter at an earliest and sanction a 100 KV transformer for their locality so that they can have a sigh of relief during these winter days.
On contacting Chief Engineer PDD, he said that due to heavy load the transformer may be developing snags frequently.
He said that he will get report from the concerned authorities in this regard and accordingly needful will be done.



Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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