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Summer heat takes its toll on transformers, water motors
People crave for power, water
5/9/2019 11:22:05 PM
Early Times Report

JAMMU, May 9: With setting in of summer season the power and water crisis have stated to add to the woes of masses in Winter Capital.
As the offices move to Summer Capital on May 1, the authorities fail to take care of people's problems in Summer zone where the power and water crisis remaind a problem for six months making the life of people difficult.
As the temperature increases above 40 degrees the power transformers fail to resist the heat and increasing load and hence get damaged hampering power supply.
Even the people living in fully metered areas have to face the brunt of it some times and there is no one to listen to their woes. The itony is that
the transformers in these areas are not replaced for days together.
The problem is worst in rural belt where the authorities fail to settle the problems for a long time.
The problem surfaces often in the Summer zone when temperature increases and power transformers as well PHE motors develop snag.
The PHE motors supplying water often burn in Summer due to low voltage and some times the water supply itself is hampered due to low voltage creating crisis in various localities.
Even yesterday power transformer got damaged in Sharda Colony Sector 2 Patoli Brahmana in Raipur Damana Assembly Segment. Despite the repeated pleas by the people the authorities failed to replace the transformer putting the people to lot of trouble in these hot days.
Adjoining to Patoli in Barnai area of same Assembly Segment people are facing water crisis for one week as the motor at pump station developed a snag. About half dozen localities have been affected which are fed by this pump station. The reports of burning of power transformers are daily reaching here in remote area of Bani, BILLAWAR, Mendhar and Kalakote but there is no one to hear the woes of people.
Sources said one of the main cause of the problem is increasing load on transformers due to illegal connections and there is no check on the same from department. Till the Department does not tighten it's noose against such connections the problem will persist.
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