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South Kashmir reels under darkness

South Kashmir reels under darkness
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Over 50 percent power supply restored: Officials

Pulwama: Most parts of south Kashmir continued to reel under darkness for the second consecutive day on Monday after Valley received the fresh snowfall of the season on Sunday, giving a tough time to people amid chilly winter conditions.
As per the locals power supply in most parts of south Kashmir was snapped on Saturday and authorities failed to restore the supply, despite tall claims of providing power supply to the consumers.
“The power supply was snapped on Saturday afternoon, there is no word from concerned department about restoring the supply,” Shabeer Ahmad, a resident of Shopian district, said.
Similar reports were received from other parts of south Kashmir, alleging that they are reeling under darkness since Saturday evening and authorities are yet to restore the power supply in their respective areas.
Power supply continued to remain disrupted in most parts of southern districts as the damage in south as compared to north and central Kashmir was high due to heavy snowfall, said a PDD official.
“At some places, mostly the towns we have restored the power supply but half of it yet to be done,” he said.
On contacting Superintendent Engineer Circle (Anantnag and Kulgam) Ghulam Rasool Khanday he said that out of 46 receiving stations in twin districts 45 are working and over 50 percent power supply has been restored.
Superintendent engineer for Pulwama and Shopian districts Lateef Ahmad said that over 90 percent power supply has been restored in the twin districts.
Both officers said that during the next 24 hours, power supply will be restored in every nook and corner of south Kashmir, however they said that weather should remain stable and there should be no further downpour.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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