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Killam Kulgam residents complain unscheduled power cuts

Killam Kulgam residents complain unscheduled power cuts
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Kulgam: The residents of different areas of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district have alleged that power development department is resorting to unscheduled power cuts in various areas causing distress among the consumers.

The residents of Killam and its adjacent areas in Kulgam district said that the area is getting unscheduled power since last one month.

They said that they are hardly getting power supply for a few hours during the day and power cuts are being resorted to even during night hours.

“Unscheduled power cuts are persistent in the entire area since the last one month but there is no body to take cognizance of the issue,” said Raqib Ahmad, a resident of Killam.

He said that the power development department has failed to ensure proper power supply as per their curtailment schedule which affects the residents quite badly.

Shakeel Ahmad, another local resident said the department is frequently resorting to fee hike but they have failed to enhance the infrastructure so to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Meanwhile, the locals said that the power development department has failed to ensure proper power supply as per their curtailment schedule which affects residents as well businessmen and industrialists.

“We have taken up this issue with the higher ups several times but to no avail,” they said.

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

Meanwhile, AEE Mohammad Yousuf Mir, when contacted said that the area feeder witnesses massive load during peak hours, leading to distress cuts.

He urged people to avoid using crude elements like heaters and boilers which according to him become the reason for curtailments in the area.

He said that action is being taken against those who are using crude elements while assuring that if locals co-operate, they will get scheduled power supply.


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