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Malpora residents demand augmentation of transformer

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Pulwama: The residents of Malpora Nowhara village in Tahab hamlet of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday demanded augmentation of the transformer in their area.

The residents said the existing transformer develops technical snag frequently, leaving the consumers at the receiving end.

They urged the government to upgrade the existing 100 KVA transformer to 250 KVA transformer.

“For the last two months, the transformer developed technical snags frequently due to which we are reeling in darkness,” said Nazir Ahmad, a local.

He said the government has been increasing fee as per their will but on the other hand it has failed to upgrade infrastructure as their the requirement.

“This transformer developed technical snags eight times in the last few months,” he said.

Locals said that they raised the issue with the concerned higher officials but to no avail.

“Due to heavy load on the existing transformer, it often develops snags and people have to face prolonged power cuts mostly during evening hours,” said Ghulam Mohuidin, another resident.

Locals said that there are 70 households depending on the existing 100 KVA transformer and demanded that the government should install one more 100 KVA transformer or 250 KVA transformer in the area.

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

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

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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