Early Times Report
RAJOURI, Jan 25: Electric wires hanging from trees in Panihad, Khurad, Rehan, Peeri villages of Rajouri district pose a threat to people in the area. Most of the wooden poles here have been damaged years ago, as per locals after which the Power Development Department (PDD) replaced few with iron poles. However, most other power supply lines are still hanging from the branches of the trees, broken wooden poles and in some places, from sticks.
Blows of wind make the wires get tangled with trees and branches causing electricity failure for days together. We have requested higher authorities many times but to no avail. The wooden electricity poles installed on the fields have also become a hindrance for both farmers and animals during the cultivation season.
Fearing any casualties caused due to improper arrangement of the electric poles, the villagers expressed their anguish over the 'indifferent response' of the department, they further said, "We have reported this troubled condition to the concerned department but we are always leave unheard, local said.