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Jammu residents at mercy of God as power supply goes off during extreme heat wave
7/5/2019 12:25:42 AM

Jehangir Rashid
Early Times Report
srinagar, July 4: The State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik had assured the people of Jammu that the power woes would be solved once for all, but the situation on the ground is totally contradictory.
Residents of Jammu, the winter capital of the state are up against a huge challenge since the power supply is awry these days despite the fact that the mercury is shooting up over the past few days. The snapping of power supply is impacting the lives of the people especially the elderly persons.
"We were hopeful that the SAC's assurance of streamlining the power supply in the Jammu region would be implemented in letter and spirit. However, our hopes have been dashed as we continue to experience frequent power cuts in extreme heat conditions," said the residents while sharing views with Early Times.
The residents said that the power supply is quite erratic and there is no dependence as and when the supply would be restored. They said the snapping of power supply means that the air conditioners go off thus causing huge problems for the common masses especially the senior citizens.
"The elderly people and the children are highly vulnerable to heat strokes and related issues. They somewhat become restless as and when the power supply goes off. This needs to be looked into by the concerned officials so that corrective measures are taken. This would ensure that precious lives are saved," said the residents.
The residents said that Governor Malik should take the concerned officials of the Power Development Department (PDD) to task so that the power supply becomes regular in the Jammu division. They said the tripping of power lines in Jammu during summer has been going on for ages now and the same needs to be arrested at the earliest.
"The Governor should take serious note of the problems being faced by the people. Punitive action against the errant officials would send shivers down the spine of incompetent officials. This is imperative otherwise the people would continue for years to come and they would not believe anyone in this regard," said the residents.
The residents said that probe should be ordered as how the power lines trip during the summer season and the situation is almost normal in the winter. They said that finding the reasons for the same would settle the issue once for all and the people would heave a sigh of relief.
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