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Frequent snags in transformer forces Pulwama village to dwell in darkness

Frequent snags in transformer forces Pulwama village to dwell in darkness
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Pulwama: The residents of Rakh village in Litter Tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have been left to face dark nights as the authorities have failed to repair the damaged transformer installed in the village.
The locals alleged that the transformer witnesses frequent breakdowns as the load bearing capacity of the transformer fails to match the actual requirement.
Inhabitants said that power development department has miserably failed to repair the transformer fully.
Locals said that the 63 KVA transformer which was installed earlier was witnessing technical snags every month resulting in immense hardships to them.
They said that the villagers got the transformer repaired using their own money however, the load that it has to bear results in damage to the transformer every ten days.
After fighting for years, the 63 KVA transformer was replaced by a 100 KVA last week but it also got damaged after few days, they said.
They further added that time and again authorities of the department were informed and requested to check power theft in the area, however on ground nothing happened.
Locals urged the concerned authorities to look into the issue at an earliest and provide adequate power supply to the area.
An engineer of the PDD Parvaiz Ahmad who is posted in the area said that they recently installed a 100 KVA transformer in the village but it also suffered damage which is being repaired.
He said that the residents resort to illegal use of electricity which puts additional load on the transformers resulting in their damage.
He said that the officials of the department will ensure that the power theft is curtailed in the area.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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