Jahangeer Ganaie

South Kashmir villagers allege unscheduled power cuts

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Pulwama: With the onset of winter in Kashmir valley, the unscheduled power cuts have started to irk the consumers in different areas of south Kashmir.
People from different areas said that the winter season is yet to arrive fully in Kashmir but most of the rural areas have started to experience power cuts on a daily basis now.
People from Zainapora and Harmein hamlets of Shopian, Frisal and Yaripora hamlets of Kulgam, Dooru and Kokernag hamlets of Anantnag, Lassipora and Litter hamlets of Pulwama have alleged that unscheduled power cuts have become common in their areas since more than a week now.
They alleged that the concerned department is not serious about ensuring adequate power supply to the areas.
The locals alleged that if unscheduled power cuts have started without even a curtailment schedule being announced what will be the fate of the people during peak winter season.
They further added that power outrage is affecting their business, education of students besides other activities.
“Our electricity fee is being increased regularly but on ground the situation has not changed for many years now,” they said, adding, “PDD must take all possible steps today and shouldn’t wait till the condition gets worse”.
They requested the authorities to fix the power system much before the onset of winter season and ensure adequate power supply so that people don’t face any difficulties during the peak winter season.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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