Jahangeer Ganaie

Dangling electric wires, decaying electric poles pose threat to Kokernag residents

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Anantnag: Dangling electric wires tied with trees, worn out wooden poles are posing grave threat to the lives of people as well as their property in check e Gohan area of Kokernag hamlet in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

The residents of Check e Gohan Kokernag alleged that they are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees in their villages as the electric wires have been tied to trees due to 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 and damaged electric wires and poles but our pleas fell on deaf ears,” said Nazir Ahmad Ahmad, a local resident.

He said that during the previous ‘back to village programmes’ we demanded electric poles and wires in the area, but our demands have not been met so far.

“All low tension wires in our village have been tied with trees in absence of poles due to which the wires are very low and the wires are very weak which often get damaged,” said Abdul Gani, another local resident.

He added that they have taken up the issue with the administration several times but on ground nothing has been done.

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 [email protected]

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