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Sethar residents in south Kashmir seek augmentation in transformer

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Anantnag: The residents of Sethar area of Sangam hamlet in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday demanded up gradation of 100 KVA transformer citing increase in the households in the area.

The residents said the existing 100 KVA transformer often develops technical snag which leaves the inhabitants to fend for themselves.

“For the last several years we have been taking up the issue with the concerned officials but to no avail,” the residents said.

Saleem Ahmad, a local resident, said the transformer develops frequent technical snags due to heavy load.

“During the last one month the transformer got damaged three times and the locals especially the students had to face a tough time,” he said.

Another local said that there are around dozens of households besides 40 factories which are getting supply from the existing transformer.

“But due to heavy load the transformer remains defunct,” he said.

He said that the transformer was installed around a decade back but since then the number of households dependent on it has increased manifold.

The locals demanded that the government must look into the matter at an earliest and upgrade the existing transformer from 100 KVA to 250 KVA.

The residents demanded personal intervention of Chief Engineer PDD and concerned Executive Engineer in this regard.

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

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