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Power crisis deepens as Doda, Kishtwar faces 14/16 hour power cuts
Fault, shutdowns on 132 KV transmission line has now become order of everyday
1/14/2022 11:20:12 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik

Early Times Report

Kishtwar, Jan 14: 8 lakh people living in Doda and Kishtwar District of Jammu and Kashmir are facing acute power crises since the twin District are facing huge power cuts upto the duration of 14/16 hours as a result of which their is smearing anger within the people are suffering badly due to huge power cuts at the time when whole area is reeling under sub zero temperature during winters.
The people told the Early Times that many areas witnessed electricity for only few hours while making far flung areas are without electricity since the recent snowfall including areas of Machail in Padder Sub Division of Kishtwar District.
The people inform that despite huge power cuts, the are being charged electricity bills as per flat rates while some people added that despite installation of meters at many homes, they too were ask to pay the bills as per the load agreement.
The shopkeepers also rued huge power cuts during day time effecting their businesses which is already going through tough times due to COVID 19 pandemic.
The students on the other hand said that they too are the victims of electricity and fail to study at home during evening hours due to non availability of electricity added that their is immediate need to boast the power supply in Doda and Kishtwar District.
Many people also rued frequent faults and shutdown call on 132 KV transmission line that provide electricity to Kishtwar and Doda District from Udhampur grid.
The people said that they are witnessing the fault in the 132 KV transmission line since long - particularly on Sunday when majority of the people were at home added that every week their is a fault or shutdown on 132 KV transmission line which to need to checked and controlled.
It is pertinent to mention that Kishtwar and Doda Districts are the hub of power generation where around 1300 MW power is being generated from three power projects viz Baghlair I & II along with Dool Hasti Power project, but are the worst ever victims due to poor and faulty power system network.
In addition to three power projects, three major power projects viz Pakal-Dool, Kwar & Kerru with 2200 MW power generation capacity are under construction.
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