Supply power 24X7 or face protest
PADSHAHI BAGH RESIDENTS DARE PDD
Srinagar, Nov 19: Residents of Kursoo Padshahi Bagh are up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD) complaining that the area continues to bear power curtailment even after getting metered.
The residents claimed that the area was metered in June this year but it continues to have power turns same as it used to have when it was without meters. “The government promised us that after metering, power supply will remain uninterrupted but even after the installation of meters there’s no improvement in the power supply,” the residents said.
The power consumers argued that “if we are supposed to pay the electricity bills in time and even bear with the 12% hike in it power tariff, why aren’t we given the assured power supply.”
The residents have threatened to set the meters on fire should the government fail to provide them uninterrupted power supply.
“We ask the concerned authorities to take this issue into cognizance and restore the required power supply without frequent cuts or else face stern agitation,” the residents threatened.
When contacted the concerned authorities refuted that they had made any promise of 24X7 power supply.
"We are facing power crises these days and there’s no condition that the metered areas will get 24 hour power supply,"
concerned Assistant Executive Engineer, PDD Irshad Ahmad told Greater Kashmir.
Meanwhile he requested the people to bear with them for sometime and assured them “24 hour power supply once the crises is over.”
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