Seven years on receiving station Pulwama awaits commissioning
Pulwama: Even after a lapse of more than seven years, authorities are yet to make receiving station functional in Charipora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Locals said that the receiving station was sanctioned for Charipora area on Pulwama-Budgam in year 2016; however, the receiving station is yet to be made functional.
They said that the receiving station if made functional will cater to dozens of Pulwama and Budgam villages.
At present residents of many villages from Pulwama and Budgam are receiving power supply from Pulwama but due to long distance they are facing unscheduled power cuts, said Saqib Ahmad, a local resident.
Even if it rains for few minutes, our power supply remains cut off for hours together, he added.
The locals said that around seven years have passed now since the receiving station was sanctioned but the station is yet to be made functional.
They said that it was a long pending demand of dozens of villages of Pulwama and Budgam district as the move could have ensured better power supply to dozens of villages as these areas who are otherwise suffering since many decades.
Notably, the civil and other works on the receiving station were started years back and were completed this year besides that the receiving station was charged in March 2023.
Locals from Pakherpora, Kamrazipora, Thokerpora, Alglar Kandi, Kanigam, Charipora, Mohanpora, Mirgund, Khaigam, Kanedajan and it’s adjacent areas said that they are receiving unscheduled power supply in winters but if the authorities will commission the receiving station, the issue of power crisis will be mitigated once for all.
The locals have demanded that authorities must make the receiving station functional at an earliest so that they can heave a sigh of relief.
The locals have demanded attention of DC Pulwama and other concerned authorities in this regard.