Duderhama, Mir Mohalla residents seek installation of transformer
Ganderbal/Kangan, April 2: The inhabitants of Sofi Mohalla Duderhama in Ganderbal Tehsil and Mir Mohalla Akhal in Kangan Tehsil are up in arms against the Power Development Department for its failure to install the transformers in their respective areas.
The residents of both these areas said that their transformers developed technical snag and were taken away by the PDD officials for repairs two weeks ago. “However, the officials failed to repair and reinstall the transformers as a result of which both the areas were reeling under complete darkness,” the people told Greater Kashmir adding that they were facing huge inconvenience due to non-availability of electricity.
The residents of Sofi Mohalla in Duderhama said that their low capacity transformer of 63 kilovolt got damaged couple of weeks ago. “The PDD authorities lifted the transformer four days after it suffered the damage,” said a local, Bilal Ahmad Sofi, adding that he along with other people of the area had been making frequent visit to the PDD office seeking its repair and immediate installation. “The officials have however showed indifferent attitude to our pleas,” the residents added.
“We have been demanding installation of 100 kilovolt transformer from the last three years, as the presently installed 63 kilovolt transformer often develops technical snags, causing huge problems to the people of the area,” said another local, Imtiyaz Ahmad, adding that the officials however ignored their pleas without citing any specific reason.
The residents of Mir Mohalla Akhal in Kangan Tehsil share the same grievance and accuse the PDD officials of leaving them in lurch. "PDD authorities took our 100 kilovolt transformer for repairs two weeks ago after it developed certain fault. But the officials have failed to repair and install in back in the area,” Abdul Rashid of Mir Mohalla Akhal told Greater Kashmir adding the area was groping under darkness due to the alleged lackadaisical attitude of the PDD officials.
"We have also been demanding installation of 200 kilovolt capacity transformer in our Mohalla as the present one is unable to withstand the load," he said, adding that despite repeated pleas, the senior functionaries of the department failed to fulfill their demands.
The residents of both these areas have threatened to take to streets if the PDD officials failed to install the transformers at an earliest.
When contacted, Executive Engineer PDD Kangan, Nissar Ahmad told Greater Kashmir that the transformer would be reinstalled at Mir Mohalla Akhal within two days.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 2 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 2 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 3 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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