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Low voltage in village Chowki Choura irks local residents
Continuous power fluctuation damages electronic equipment
7/5/2020 11:45:40 PM


EARLY TIMES REPORT

JAMMU, July 5: The residents of Ward No. 4-5 of village Chowki Choura of panchayat Chowki have been facing worst ever power scenario in this summer due to low voltage being supplied to them by the concerned department, which has made electronic gadgets in their homes redundant.
The local alleged that these two wards of Panchayat Chowki have been deprived of providing normal voltage supply as there is no separate distribution transformer has been installed for these wards and supply is being made available from the other village, which is half a kilometre from this place.
“The transformer being low capacity and coupled with very far from these two wards, gives low voltage of around 60-70 volts due to which the electronic appliances like refrigerator, fans, coolers, iron press don’t work in this voltage,” residents lamented further adding that even they are unable to charge their mobiles, which is a proof that how worst power scenario is in their villages.
They further said that equipment like refrigerators have been damaged due to low voltage and continuous fluctuation. “We were informed from the department that a separate distribution transformer has been sanctioned for these wards to sort out low voltage problem for good but later we came to know that the same transformer has been installed somewhere else putting our village into darkness,” they said further adding that they had lodged several complaints with the concerned department telephonically and move over a complaint has also been sent to PMO around three days ago and its response is awaited.
“We have been living in a difficult situation and the government makes tall claims that it had provided electricity to each and every village in the country. The electricity, which is provided to us, is just symbolic and can’t be used for our daily purpose which ostensibly defeats the government’s claims of improved power scenario in rural areas,” they said.
They appealed to the Lieutenant Governor to take note of their plights and urged him to direct the concerned department to take immediate action.
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