Naseem Bagh condemns PDD statement on transformer demand
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Nov 5: Reacting to the statement by Power Development Department that there was no need of another additional transformer at New Colony, Naseem Bagh, the residents termed it a “cruel joke towards the genuine demands of people”.
A delegation of residents from the area told Greater Kashmir that : “Its very unfortunate that even though ours is metered colony, and we pay regular fee, the engineers speak of load agreement.”
“How is the logic of load agreement applicable to metered areas when we pay every penny for every bit of power consumed,” the residents said.
“Moreover, why we demand an additional transformer is simply because the voltage in our area is very poor, which is because of the load on the colony transformer. The voltage can improve only if its capacity is expanded,” the locals said.
They said being residents of the state they had every right to ask for better services.
“When we don’t make payments in any low quality why should we be get low power voltage,” they said.
“Let the PDD people come our locality in the evenings to see what kind of poor voltage we get that we have to rely on candlelight even when the power is on,” the residents said adding that efficiency of the transformer and transmission lines has decreased over the years.
Responding to the public statement, the PDD spokesman isn’t willing to buy the public opinion.
“Metering doesn’t mean that load agreement ends with it. In fact the power is supplied as per the aggregate load agreement by the consumers. For that matter, their transformer is five times the capacity of their agreement,” he said.
“Agreement should be according to their demand, let them revise their load and we’ll look into the matter,” the spokesman said.
Pertinently, the PDD had said the New Colony has 107 consumers with an aggregate registered load of 75 KW being supplied through a 400 KVA transformer, which is around five times the registered load.
“It is as such clear that additional transformer can only facilitate more violation,” the PDD had said in response to public appeal.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Nov 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
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