Early Times Report
JAMMU, Aug 12: Despite Janmashtami Festival, Power Development Department (PDD) failed to ensure uninterrupted power supply to Jammu city. This was stated by Chief Spokesperson, United Democratic Alliance, Rajiv Mahajan in a statement issued here on Wednesday.
Irked by the unscheduled power cuts, he questioned the promises made by the then PDP-BJP government to provide interrupted 24x7 power supply in the 100 percent metered areas.
“People are facing problems because of power cuts during festivals. It is strange that the PDD has failed to ensure proper electricity supply,” he said. Frequent and extended unscheduled power cuts during the summer have become a routine in the Jammu city as the government has failed to take drastic steps to stop power pilferage and act against the power thieves, he said.
The signatories to the statement included Manish Sahni Convener, Lt Gen. (Retd.) Pradeep Singh Mehta Principal Advisor, IG (Retd.) Sudhir Dogra General Secretary, Co- Conveners Col. (Retd.) S.S Pathania, Com. (Retd.) Bhushan Devan, Col. (Retd.) PS Jamwal, Col. J.P Singh, (Retd. DC) Vijay Sharma, (Retd. DC) M. L. Sharma, Er. V.K. Gupta (Retd. SE), R.K Khajuria (Retd. ETO), Krishan Manhas, Satish Ponshi, Kulbir Singh Slathia, Bharat Bhushan Gupta, Gajan Singh Khajuria, Rajinder Gupta, Rajeev Luthra, Prem Sharma, Vivek Wazir, Rakesh Badyal, Pawan Gupta, Sanjay Jandyal, Varnider Singh Billawria, Yash Khajuria, Jaswinder Singh (Kuku), Sanjeev Sharma, Dr. Karan Gupta, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Rajinder Gupta (Bittu), Ravi Tikku, Rakesh Slathiya, Varinder Gupta (Retd. Special Secretary), Sushil Singh Jamwal (Retd. General Manager J K Cement), Shashi Bhushan Sharma (Contractor) and Sheikh Sajjaad Poonchi (Retd. Principal).