ERRATIC POWER IRKS CITY
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Dec 15: The Traders Association of Sarai Bala (TASB) is up in arms against the Power Development Department for the PDD’s failure to ensure “proper power supply” to this busy marketplace.
The TASB Vice-President, Muhammad Maqbool Makhdoomi told Greater Kashmir that “we are facing tremendous hardships due to long power cuts during daytime.”
“Even though the marketplace is metered, we are being subjected to unscheduled power cuts, which affects our business,” he added. “Nowadays our business is in red,” said a tailor at Sarai Bala.
The association people sought Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah’s intervention in the matter so that the power supply is improved.
Meanwhile a delegation from the Wanganpora, Eidgah and adjacent areas told Greater Kashmir that “we are facing erratic power supply for the last around a month.”
“The area faces frequent breakdowns due to which we are facing lot of hardships in these chilly days,” they said.
Nisar Ahmad Hafiz, a resident said the power woes have affected their normal life.
The problem is more so for the students who are appearing in the ongoing examinations.
The residents of areas including Shireen Bagh, Safa Kadal and Baran Pather Batmaloo have also complained of erratic power supply. The residents of Batamaloo Lane No 5, Firdousabad said the streetlights were also not functioning properly.
They appealed the Chief Engineer, PDD to look into the matter on priority basis.
The residents of Habba Kadal said despite roadside protests, the government had failed to improve the power supply in the area.
PDP leader and Habba Kadal native, Muhammad Aslam Laigaroo taking a dig at local MLA Shamima Firdous said she was “least concerned about the miserable plight of her constituency.”
“These City MLAs are only busy praising the Omar Abdullah led government but do nothing in reality for the benefit of the people,” he alleged.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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