People protest unscheduled power cuts
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Handwara, Dec 19: Thousands of people from Kralgund and Langate, joined by MLA Engineer Rashid, held massive protests on Handwara-Varmul highway on Saturday against unscheduled power cuts.
They shouted slogans against the Power Development Department and blocked the highway for more than two hours, disrupting traffic movement.
They said the Department had failed to provide them electricity according to its schedule.
“They cite low capacity of receiving station as an excuse for power shortage,” a protester Javaid Ahmed Mir said.
When contacted, executive engineer PDD Handwara, P P Singh, said the department was forced to make curtailments due to higher demand.
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