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Residents of distt Doda irked over unscheduled power cuts
11/16/2019 10:30:12 PM
Early Times Report

DODA, Nov 16: Power supply in several parts of district Doda including Bhaderwah town and hilly areas is playing game of "hide and seek" with the people as unscheduled cuts and low voltage have become a routine affair. With the mercury dipping, the areas in the district are facing problems of low voltage and power crisis.
Whenever, winter season starts, erstwhile Doda district faces acute shortage of power supply. "Earlier, we used to face power crisis during summers only, but for the last few days in the power has started playing hide and seek with us in winters also," said a local, Touqeer Baghban.
Power Development Department (PDD) may have declared that there will be no power cuts in the whole Jammu and Kashmir but there is no difference till date as residents are suffering as usual. In Doda town, there is no schedule of power cuts as whenever there is rainfall in the area, power supply gets disrupted.
Students are the worst sufferers of unscheduled power-cuts as the exams of Secondary and Higher Secondary level is going on and the erratic power supply have badly affected their studies. "Erratic power supply has adversely affected our education. We have to study under candle light. Poor performance of students in examination is mainly due to unscheduled power-cuts," a student, Mudasir of Doda said.
Naseer Mehboob from Bhaderwah said that they receive power supply only for few hours with frequent cuts and we have appealed many times to previous governments as well as Executive Engineer PDD to look into the matter but all in vain.
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