Jahangeer Ganaie

Dangling electric wires, decaying electric poles pose threat to Dogripora Pulwama residents

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Pulwama: Dangling electric wires tied with trees and worn out poles are posing grave threat to the lives of people as well as to their property in Dogripora village of Awantipora hamlet in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The residents of Dogripora area alleged that they are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees in their villages since decades.

“No attention is being given towards it,” a local said.

They said the electric lines touch roof tops of their houses and trees on roads posing risk to life and property and due to low lying overhead transmission lines.

“We have been requesting the concerned department to replace the dangling and damaged electric wires and poles but our pleas go to deaf ears,” said Bashir Ahmad, a local resident.

He said, during the back to village programmes, they demanded installation of new electric poles and wires in the area but nothing was done on ground till date.

“Most of the low tension wires in our village have been tied with trees in absence of poles due to which the wires are very low and the wires are very weak which often get damaged,” said Mudasir, another local resident.

“Last year we spent money from our own pockets to bring wire and poles but it hasn’t cleared the problem,” he said.

The locals said they pay the electricity fee on time and have brought all these issues in notice of higher ups several times but to no avail.

They urged the higher ups especially the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama to look into the matter and provide them new electric wire ensure installation of new poles lying in the area.


Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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