Three years on installed transformer awaits commissioning in Kulgam village
Kulgam: Even after three years of installation of a transformer in Kulgam village, the residents are reeling under darkness as authorities are yet to commission it.
Locals from New colony Hablishi in Kulgam district said that they are fed up with the dilly delaying tactics of the PDD department as they failed to commission the newly installed transformer in the area.
They said that at present we are connected with the existing transformer of the village but due to heavy load and other issues our power supply remains off for most of the time.
To mitigate this issue, under Saubhaagya Scheme a new transformer and poles were installed in the area three years back but no resident is receiving electricity from the newly installed transformer, the locals said.
“From the last three years we have been moving from pillar to post to get the issue redressed but we got only fake promises from the officials and nothing else,” Rayees Ahmad, a local resident.
He said that in absence of electricity, the people are forced to use traditional system of lights even in the 21st century.
He said that the village falls just 5 kilometers from main town Kulgam.
On contacting assistant executive engineer PDD sub division Qazigund Mohammed Yousuf, he said that he will seek a report from the field staff in this regard.
He added that he will ensure that the villagers can receive power supply from the transformer installed through the new scheme.