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Unscheduled power cuts continue to irk people of Kashmir

Sameer Kashmiri

Srinagar, Jan 06 (KNB): The people of different districts in Kashmir Valley are up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD) for ‘failing to provide adequate electricity in their areas. Inhabitants of various areas including in Old City Srinagar,




Munwarabad, Karfali Mohalla, Safa Kadal and Kamad, Chrichri pora, Lalan, Brinty, Dialgam, Bonadialgam Hakura, Koshipora, Saudara and Rahoo here have accused the higher authorities for ignoring their plights and were demanding complete redresser of their genuine grievance.

The residents of said areas told Kashmir News Bureau that the Power Development Department (PDD) is subjecting them to unscheduled power cuts in the scorching heat. Locals said that with the unscheduled power cuts in the area, the people are being forced to take to streets.

“We are continuously pleading before the higher ups in this regard but the promises done by the authorities proved hoax, duo to the power cuts the in a commercial area like Munawarabad Srinagar our business has effected a lot” said Sheikh Mushtaq who runs a DTP centre in the area.

For South Kashmir’s Anantnag district the story is same, residents  said that they are facing immense hardships due to the non-availability of electricity in their area. “The authorities have miserably failed to provide adequate electricity especially in the evening hours thereby leaving us to lurch at large,” the residents threatening to stage protests against PDD department, the residents said, “If the unnecessary power cuts won’t end, we will block the national highway to protest against the department. They later appealed Chief Engineer of PDD to personally intervene into the matter and redress their genuine demands at earliest. (KNB)



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