x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   J-K highway reopened after 3-hr-long blockade due to landslide | Indian Army hits out at Shehla Rashid for levelling false allegations, spreading fake news | Direct Tax Code set to replace existing Income Tax Act of 1961, Task Force to submit report today | Teachers report to schools in Kashmir Valley, students don’t | Announcements by successive govts mere rhetoric | Rumour mongers forced administration to snap internet within 36 hours after restoration | Admin says internet snapped due to technical glitch, Police warns of strict action | Rumours grip Jammu city, long queue of vehicles at Petrol Pumps | Halted transfers in School Edu proves boon for teachers staying in cities | Munish Gupta's Mass Contact Programme on bicycle continues | Over 190 primary schools will open tomorrow in Srinagar: Government | Jammu Tawi Golfers Association formed | 2 injured, cases of hooliganism reported: J-K Principal Secretary | In detention, Omar Abdullah killing time with video games, Mehbooba Mufti takes to praying, reading | NDS organises Dogri Sangeet Sandhya | Natrang stages Saadat Hassan Manto's 'Kamra No.9' | Banker's Meet at regional level held | DBPS felicitate artists, media persons | Jammu Runners Group felicitates top runners of 100 days of running challenge | Keen to reopen all communication channels: Advisor to Guv | Advisor Sharma takes stock of prevailing situation, development scenario in Kathua | First batch of Hajj pilgrims arrive in Srinagar | Divisional Commissioner, IGP Jammu visit Rajouri, interacts with civil society | Another lie has shamed Pakistan | Historical wrong undone | Pakistan rejects India's request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains | 'Don't abuse PM Modi': Shazia Ilmi takes on anti-India protesters in Seoul | India should use Israeli model of drip irrigation system; suggests Indian expert | Mentally ill' woman kills her minor kids by slitting their throats with axe | Normalcy returns in Kishtwar-Doda, schools to open today | As night falls, jawans on alert to keep Kashmir safe | India's biggest underground hydroelectric project suspended due to rise in silt levels in Sutlej | LED screens to live telecast Ganga Aarti at all ghats in Varanasi | Locals rue water crisis | Would return to real time normalcy elude Kashmiris for long? | Government focuses on four specific groups for maintaining calm in J&K | Chinese troops entered Ladakh because Congress neglected region: BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal | Pakistan violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector amid tension, Indian Army retaliates | Tight security near houses of three former Chief Ministers as they lay deserted | BJP cadre now hope Ram Mandir, Uniform Civil Code come soon | States, UTs utilised just 16% allocated Poshan Abhiyaan resources | Work or will tell public to do 'dhulai': Nitin Gadkari's warning to RTO officials | Triple Talaq Bill: We corrected a historic wrong, opposition knew deep inside it was required, says Amit Shah | If talks take place with Pakistan, it will be on PoK: Rajnath | AIIMS starts internal enquiry into fire disaster | Under Pak rule, Gilgit-Baltistan most neglected, backward area in South Asia: Book | Holy Charri/Akhand jyot of Machail Mata Yatra reaches Kishtwar | DDC reviews implementation of farmers` welfare schemes | Ladakh Leaders urge centre for tribal-area status to protect land, identity | DDC Ramban reviews progress on NH-44 four laning project, resolves bottlenecks | Locals in Kupwara await surge in job opportunities after abrogation of Art-370 | JKNPP seeks PM's intervention in enactment of domicile law for J&K | Members of NGO Jiyo aur jeene condemn excess usage of plastic material | Delegation meets SDM Jammu | Grant separate statehood to Jammu with all rights reserved: Congress | Sat inaugurates free eye check up camp at Poonch House | AJCSF appeal to safeguard Jammu's culture, identity | Grant separate statehood to Jammu with all rights reserved: Congress | Trikuta Nagar residents stage protest against PHE | 13 Tractors with trolleys seized for illegal mining | Plus 2 Lecturers forum discuss demands | People happy with abrogation of Article 370 in J-K: G Kishan Reddy | ITBP jawan dies of 'accidental' gun shot in Mendhar | Restore statehood to J&K without delay: Balwan Singh | Jat Sabha congratulates Guv | Kaith Biradari's congregation on August 25 | Tugga Biradari's congregation on August 25 | Back Issues  
 
news details
Irresponsible district administration, PDD put lives of thousands at risk in Budgam village
High tension, transmission lines run through Jawalapora village
1/29/2019 11:00:39 PM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Jan 29: Inapt planning and lack of application of mind by the people at helm have always played havoc with the human habitation in Jammu & Kashmir and many cases lives of people are put to risk.
A perfect example of mismanagement in this regard is the power distribution system in Central Kashmir's Budgam district. Despite the objections of the locals the Power Development Department (PDD) ensured that a powerful high tension line is erected in a village thus posing risk to lives of thousands of persons.
Thousands of residents of Jawalapora village live under constant fear since two power lines are running very close to one another. The 33,000 KV high tension line is lying close to 11,000 KV transmission line and there is hardly a gap of one foot between the two lines.
A group of villagers while sharing their views with Early Times said that despite the hazards associated with the erection of two transmission lines the authorities have remained unmoved. They said that no step has been taken to shift the two lines and as such the lives of the villagers continue to be at risk. "Despite the risks associated with the erection of two power lines the authorities continue to be indifferent. The district administration is in slumber and despite requesting for shifting of two lines no step has been taken so far. It seems that they are waiting for some tragedy to take place and only then they will react," said the villagers.
The villagers said that they raised objections more than one year back when the 33,000 KV high tension line was erected in their village. They said the officials at that time had promised that the line would be shifted soon adding that no such step has been taken by the concerned department so far.
"The 33,000 KV high tension line connects the Budgam area with the Waterhail grid station while as the 11,000 KV transmission line is meant for our village only. Since both the lines run through the village one cannot rule out a great tragedy if these lines touch each other since they are located at a gap of a feet or so," said the residents.
The residents said that the local line staff of PDD had informed the higher ups of the department about the eventuality that can happen if the two lines touch each other in the Jawalapora village. They said the officers of PDD seem least bothered about the lives of the people living in the village since the requests of even their own officials have fallen on deaf ears.
"Many of our compatriots informed the office of Deputy Commissioner Budgam about the issue confronting us. It is highly unfortunate that Deputy Commissioner has failed to act in this matter and we have been left to fear for our lives. It is high time that necessary action is taken otherwise the village may wipe out in case the lines touch each other," said the residents.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU