Jahangeer Ganaie

Panzgam Pulwama residents demand enhancement of power infrastructure

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Pulwama: Dangling electric wires tied with trees, worn out wooden poles are posing grave threat to the lives of people as well as to their property in Panzgam area of Awantipora hamlet in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, locals have alleged.
The residents of the area alleged that they are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees in their villages.
They said that the electric lines touch roofs of houses and trees on roads posing risk to life and property.
They said that there are around 100 households who are in immediate need of electric poles and wires to get hassle free power supply.
Mohammad Shaban, the local Auqaf president said that since many decades power infrastructure hasn’t been upgraded in their area .
“We have been requesting the concerned department to replace the dangling and damaged electric wires and poles but our pleas fell on deaf ears,” he said.
He said that during the previous ‘back to village programmes’ held in the village, the residents raised the demand but nothing changed on ground even though we were promised of action by the visiting authorities.
“Low tension wires in our village are have been tied with trees in absence of poles at several spots due to which the wires are very low and the wires are very weak which often get damaged,” said Uzair Ahmad, another local resident.
He added that they have taken up the issue with administration several times but to no avail.
The locals said that the weak power infrastructure often leads to faults due to which they are getting unscheduled supply and even their lives and properties is also at risk.
They requested the senior officers of the power department to look into the issue and help out the local residents by improving the power infrastructure in the area.


Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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