Jahangeer Ganaie

A week on, Melhoora residents reel under darkness

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Shopian: The residents of Melhoora village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday complained that they were without electricity for the last one week due to the technical snags in the transformer.

The residents said the transformer develops technical snags frequently and demanded upgradation of 100 KVA transformers in the area.

The frequent technical snags developed by the transformer takes a heavy toll on the residents particularly the students and elderly patients.

“The transformer develops technical snags very frequently due to which we are reeling under darkness for a week now. We took the transformer to a workshop after it developed technical snag but it has not been repaired yet,” said Mohammad Jabbar, a local resident.

He said that the government has given a hike in electricity charges as per their will but have failed to upgrade infrastructure and provide any relief to the consumers.

“We have been raising this issue in front of concerned higher officials but to no avail,” said Ghulam Hassan, another resident.

The residents said the existing transformer caters to over 70 households due to which it remains defunct most of the time.

The residents urged the government to look into the matter at an earliest and upgrade the existing transformer so that locals can heave a sigh of relief.

Meanwhile, an official of the PDD said that the transformer develops technical snags due to heavy load.

“One additional transformer will be installed in the area besides the existing transformer will be repaired and installed again on Monday,” he said.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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