Bilal Ahmad

Wadoora Bala residents seek upgraded electric transformer

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Sopore: The residents of Wadoora Bala area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday staged a protest demanding upgradation of 100 KVA transformer.

The protesting residents said that the existing 100 KVA transformer was installed in the area last year which often develops technical snag leaving the inhabitants at the receiving end.

“Since last one year we have been made to run from pillar to post to get our genuine demand addressed,” the locals said.

Mohammad Ameen, a local resident said due to the heavy load on the existing transformer, it develops technical snags frequently.

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

He said that there are around 80 households which are getting supply from the existing transformer but due to heavy load during winter months the transformer remains defunct.

The residents blamed PDD that recently in addition 63 KV transformer was sanctioned to the area but it was installed to other localities on political influence.

The locals demanded that the government must look into the matter at an earliest.

They also demanded personal intervention of Chief Engineer PDD and Executive Engineer Sopore in this regard.

Meanwhile an official in PDD Sopore said that the matter will be looked into.

“We will resolve the grievances of the residents,” he said.

Bilal Ahmad

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