Jahangeer Ganaie

Dangling electric wires, decaying electric poles pose threat to residents

Dangling electric wires, decaying electric poles pose threat to residents
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Pulwama: Dangling electric wires tied with trees and worn out wooden poles are posing grave threat to the lives of people as well as to their property in several villages of Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts, locals said.
The residents of Noorpora, Rakh, Zahid Bagh, Darbagh and its adjacent villages in Pulwama district, Bandpawa, Chitragam and Chidipora villages in Shopian district and Kund and Qazigund area of Kulgam district alleged that they are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees in their villages and the electric wires have been tied with trees and decaying electric poles.
They said that the electric lines touch roofs of houses and trees on roads posing risk to life and property and due to low lying overhead transmission lines, they are not able to work properly in the fields.
“We have been requesting the concerned department to replace the dangling wires and damaged electric poles but our pleas fell on deaf ears,” Danish, a resident of Kund area said.
He said that during the ‘Back to Villages programmes’ we demanded electric poles and wires in the area, but so far no action was initiated on that front.
“All low tension wires in our village have been tied with trees in absence of poles due to which the wires pose a serious threat and the wires too are very weak which often get damaged,” said Mohammed Yousuf a resident of Bandpawa Shopian.
He added that they have taken up this issue with the administration several times but on ground nothing has been done.
Same voices were echoed from the other areas in south Kashmir.
Locals requested higher ups to look into the matter and provide them with new electric wire and poles.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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