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Dangling electric wires, decaying electric poles pose threat to residents

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Shopian: Dangling electric wires tied with trees, worn out wooden poles are posing grave threat to the lives of people as well as to their property in several villages of Shopian district, locals alleged.
The residents of Babapora, Darbagh, Safanagri, Zainapora, Durpora Awneera, Check,chermarg and its adjacent villages of Shopian district alleged that they are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees and decaying electric poles in their localities.
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 and damaged electric wires and poles but our pleas fell on deaf ears,” Tawseef Ahmad, a local resident said.
He said that during the previous ‘back to village programmes’ we have demanded electric poles and wires in the area but on ground nothing has been done.
“All low tension wires in our village are have been tied with trees in absence of poles due to which the wires are very low and very weak which often get damaged,” said Mohammad Maqbool, another local resident.
He added that they have taken up this issue with the administration several times but on ground nothing has been done.
The locals requested higher ups to look into the matter and provide them with new electric wire and poles.


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