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Pesky power cuts irritate Awantipora, Tral residents

Pesky power cuts irritate Awantipora, Tral residents
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Pulwama: The residents of  Awantipora and Tral hamlets of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have alleged that power development department is resorting to unscheduled power cuts in the area.

Locals from these area said that their areas do not get power supply as per the winter schedule that was announced.

They said that they are hardly getting power supply for few hours since last one month due to which they are suffering in this winter even though the government is claiming that they are supplying 16 hour power supply to non metered areas.

Owais Ahmad, a resident of Tral said that power curtailments are happening quite frequently in most of the areas.

He said that government has hiked the tariff several times in last few years  but on ground scheduled power supply has eluded the consumers.

Unscheduled and frequent power cuts are persistent in the Awantipora area since last three weeks but nobody comes forward to take cognizance of the issue, said Saleem Ahmad, another local resident.

Since October beginning the power development department has failed to ensure proper power supply as per the curtailment schedule which affects the residents quite badly, he added.

Unscheduled power supply has affected the residents as well businessmen, students and even small unit holders, he said.

Board exams are scheduled and students are preparing for the examination but in absence of scheduled power supply especially during evening hours, they are suffering, he added.

Locals from Awantipora and Tral said that they have taken up the issue with authorities who are assuring them of improvement in the power schedule, but on ground nothing happens.

The locals have now requested concerned higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that they can heave a sigh of relief.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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