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Unscheduled power cuts irks Tral residents

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30 transformers damaged in last few days, say locals

Pulwama: The residents of Tral hamlet of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have alleged that power development department is resorting to unscheduled power cuts in the area.
Locals from area said that their area isn’t even getting power supply as per the winter schedule which was announced earlier.
They said that they are hardly getting power supply for few hours since last several days due to which they are suffering in this bone chilling winter even though the government is claiming that they are supplying 16 hour power supply to non metered areas.
Unscheduled and frequent power cuts are persistent in the entire area since last three weeks but nobody comes forward to take cognizance of the issue, said Basharat Ahmad a local resident
Since November beginning the power development department has failed to ensure proper power supply as per the curtailment schedule which affects the residents quite badly, he added.
Since November starting the power development department had failed to ensure proper power supply as per their curtailment schedule which has affected the residents as well businessmen, students and even small unit holders, said another local.
Board exams are going on and students are preparing for the examination but in absence of scheduled power supply especially during evening hours, they are suffering, he added.
“We have taken up the issue with authorities who are assuring us of improvement in the power schedule, but on ground nothing happens,” he said
The locals have now requested concerned higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that they can heave a sigh of relief.
Meanwhile, sources said that at least 30 transformers were damaged in the Tral area in last one or two weeks among them over 25 transformers have already been repaired.


Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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