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Pesky power cuts worry Khrew residents

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Srinagar: Even though the spring season has already made its presence felt but the people in Khrew belt of Pampore area resent the government’s move of providing power supply according to the winter schedule.
Locals from area said that their area isn’t even getting power supply as per the winter schedule which was announced and implemented from the 1st week of November last year.
“Winter is over but our power woes continue. We are still getting the power supply according to the winter schedule. Worse enough is that even that schedule is not followed and we are experiencing frequent power cuts daily,” Aadil Ahmad, a resident of Khrew, said.
He said that unscheduled and frequent power cuts still persist in the entire region despite the arrival of spring season.
“Since November snowfall, the power development department has failed to ensure proper power supply as per their curtailment schedule which affects the residents quite badly,” Shoaib Ahmad, a resident of Shaar Shali, rued.
“Our area reels under darkness in the evening. Despite arrival of spring season and considerable improvement in weather, the power supply is snapped as per winter schedule and pesky power cuts are still prevalent” said another local resident.
Since January the power development department had failed to ensure proper power supply as per their curtailment schedule which affects residents as well a businessmen and industrialists,” he said.
Notably, the area is an industrial estate region where scores of industries are established.
Similarly residents of other areas of belt have alleged that after every two hours, the area witnesses power cuts that too for hours together.
“We took up the issue with authorities who are assuring us of improvement in the power schedule, but on ground nothing happens,” the locals alleged.
They requested concerned higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that locals can heave a sigh of relief ahead of the holy month of Ramadhan.

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