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Chogalpora Kulgam residents demand upgradation of power infrastructure

Chogalpora Kulgam residents demand upgradation of power infrastructure
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Kulgam: The residents of Chogal Pora area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district are up in against the Power Development Department (PDD) for its failure in upgrading power infrastructure in the area.

The residents of the new colony area of ChogalPora said they have cut their trees to ensure that they are used as electric poles and transmission lines are carried over them.

The locals said that they have been receiving unscheduled power supply due to the weak power infrastructure in the area and their demand of ensuring iron poles and transmission lines to the area has been left unattended.

Ghulam Nabi, a local resident said that authorities were resorting to frequent hikes in power bills which has added to the misery of the people.

“But no step is being taken to upgrade power infrastructure in the area due to which people are suffering,” he added.

“Despite increasing monthly tariff, the lines are still connected through trees in the area,” Sameer Ahmad, a local resident.

He said there is need to upgrade power infrastructure in the area so that they can get scheduled power with good voltage.

The locals said that the government must either upgrade power infrastructure at an earliest otherwise they should stop providing power supply to the area.

The locals said these issues were brought into the notice of higher ups several times but to no avail.

They have now once again requested the officials in the PDD and the district administration 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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