TRAL REELS UNDER DARKNESS
Tral: People of many villages here have accused the Power Development Department (PDD) of using dilly dallying tactics to restore power supply.
Inhabitants of Wandakhpora Awantipora, Malik Mohalla Panzoo and Sheikh Mohalla Panzoo are up with arms against the PDD for failing to repair a transformer feeding their areas.
They said the transformer was damaged 15 days ago. “The transformer was repaired however within few days it again developed technical snag plunging many villages here under darkness,” said Muhammad Amin, a local.
They said delay in restoration of power has caused immense inconvenience to them particularly children.
“Due to PDD’s folly our wards appearing in annual exams face difficulties to study during night,” said Naseer Ahmad Sofi a local.
The aggrieved inhabitants accused the PDD of being non-serious to restore power.
“We demand probe to ascertain why the transformer repeatedly develops technical snag,” said Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, a local.
The inhabitants of Malik Mohalla Panzoo and Sheikh Mohala Panzoo Tral claimed they have been reeling under darkness from past two months.
“There are 125 households here and we are forced to spend evenings under candle light.
We apprised the PDD authorities of the problem several times but to no avail,” the residents of Malik Mohalla said.
When contacted the Executive Engineer Awantipora- Tral Sub divisions, Abdul Khaliq Sofi said the transformer might have been damaged due to overloading.
“However we will check the problem by tomorrow,” he said.
Sofi however refuted that Malik Mohalla and Sheikh Mohalla Tral were without power from past two months. “The people of these areas never approached us about the power problem. However I will look into the matter,” he added.
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Lastupdate on : Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
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