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MLAs enjoying uninterrupted power, PDD in deep slumber
Several Budgam areas remain without electricity
4/16/2018 12:02:28 AM
Mohammad Sarfaraz

Early Times Report

BUDGAM, Apr 15: Scores of rural areas in Budgam district witnessed a 15 hour-long power cut, causing inconvenience to the residents. The supply is snapped around 6 pm and restored at 9 am. People blame the concerned department for their work culture.
Unscheduled power cuts continue to irk consumers in the metered and unmetered areas of this central Kashmir district.
According to sources that, "The situation of Budgam district is no different than other far flung areas of Kashmir valley which have either never witnessed electricity or they are without power from many decades now.
Many remote villages of Budgam district including Wahabpora, Sarad, Reshipora, Nasrull-ahpora, Dadigam, Warpora, Mamat, Hayatpora, Sunar Gund, Hooru, Chatebugh, Galwanpora, Arth, Chewa, Batpora , Wara Sangam, and other villages have complained that they are facing acute shortage of power, said sources.
Naseer Ahmad of Wahabpora said that the power supply is erratic for the past one month and if sometimes electricity is restored the voltage remains very low where as we are paying our bills regularly.
"The electricity is disrupted for almost 10 to 14 hours in a day despite that we are paying a monthly power tariff of about 300-400 monthly. The voltage is so low that it fails to illuminate even a small room, said a local resident.
Bashir Ahmad from Chewa Budgam said that power was playing hide and seek and during night hours, the supply went off for hours.
A local resident of Galwanpora said that our village is hardly five to six kilometers far from the district headquarter but still we are facing acute shortage of power.
We fail to understand that, what sort of curtailment schedule is this in which we have to see the electricity for 2 hours and somewhere for one hour only, local added. He said that, the concerned MLAs are hardly bothered about their constituencies as they are themselves enjoying twenty four hours electricity but a common man is suffering badly.
Basit a class 12 student said that we are the worst sufferers and we have no option except to study under candlelight. One major reason behind dismal performance in studies is erratic power supply.
However sources further said that there are many far flung villages of this district which are without electricity from past many decades now, the villagers have no option except to come on roads and protest against the concerned Power Development Department (PDD). It seems that the department is still in a deep slumber.
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