Ganderbal reels under darkness
Duderhama shopkeepers observe shutdown
Ganderbal, Dec 12: People of many areas of the district are up in arms against the Power Development Department for resorting to unscheduled power cuts.
Meanwhile, the shopkeepers here in commercial hub Duderhama today observed a shutdown against the PDD for failing to provide round-the-clock power supply as per the agreement. The shutdown call till 3 pm was given by the Chinar Traders Union Duderhama.
However, the shopkeepers resumed their routine business following assurance by the District Development Commissioner Ganderbal and the Executive Engineer of PDD to improve the power supply within a fortnight.
Sources said that the DDC Ganderbal Showkat Ahmad Mir summoned the PDD officials to his office and sought details from their regarding the power situation in the district.
They said the PDD officials decided in the meeting to conduct survey in Duderhama and install meters in the whole area. “Subsequently, round the clock power will be provided to the area,” they said.
“Despite being a fully metered area, Duderhama is reeling under darkness. We hope that the concerned authorities will fulfill their promise of providing us round the clock power supply soon,” said the President of Chinar Traders’ Union President
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