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Pesky power cuts haunt Shopian residents

Pesky power cuts haunt Shopian residents
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Pulwama: Unscheduled power cuts in different areas of south Kashmir’s Shopian district is giving a tough time to the residents who have sought relief from the breakdown during the bone chilling cold conditions.
Locals also expressed strong resentment against the PDD department for failing to provide scheduled power supply to the dozens villages spread across the district.
Residents from several areas of the district alleged that a step motherly behaviour of Power Development Department has left them in complete darkness since November last year.
Residents of Chotigam, Kumdallan, Nadigam, Kutpora, Lonepora, Narsoo, Tachloo, Manzimpora, Check Sidiq Khan, Tuldhan, Kharwara, Nildor, Abalwan, Nagishern, Kachdoora, Hermain, Mantribugh, Hajipora, Gahind, Chakoora, DK pora, Alamganj, Kanihama Landoora and its adjacent areas have expressed strong resentment over irregular power supply in the area and appealed authorities to look into the matter.
They alleged that they are hardly getting a supply of just three to four hours per day and despite repeated requests to the concerned authorities no attention is being provided towards their plight
They said that they have appealed authorities in this regard so many times but to no avail.
They further added that all those villages are facing the issue of power cuts which are being fed power supply through Landoora receiving station.
Subzar Ahmad, a resident of Chotigam said that their village hardly gets to witness power supply according to the announced schedule.
He said that the PDD resorts to unscheduled power cuts which are making our lives miserable.
He said that if the people are submitting fee on time why are they being taken for a ride.
Locals said that they brought this issue to the notice of concerned officers so many times but so far nothing has been done on ground.
They requested Chief Engineer Power Development Corporation to look into the matter and redress the issue at an earliest so that they can heave a sigh of relief.
On contacting executive engineer PDD division Shopian Irshad Choudhary, he said that the area is getting 8 hour power supply due to some issues at Lassipora Grid station.
He said that the department is replacing new conductors at the Lassipora Grid station which will take few days more.
He assured that from Feb 10, the villages will get scheduled power supply.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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