Rangreth Industrial Estate reels under darkness

Unit holders incur huge financial loss, PDD in slumber

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 10: The Industrial Estate at Rangreth is reeling under darkness as Power Development Department (PDD) is resorting to unscheduled power cuts.
 A group of unit holders of the Industrial Estate said the unscheduled power cuts has led to drastic decrease in production.
 “Our production depends wholly on power supply. Due to erratic power supply, we are incurring huge financial losses. Production in most of the industrial units here has decreased by nearly fifty per cent due to erratic power supply,” the unit holders said.  
  “The frequent curtailment of power is giving us a tough time. We have to face power cuts for nearly twenty hours on an average daily,” said a unit holder.
 Some of the unit holders are planning to close down their units in view of heavy losses due to power shortage.
 “Some mechanical operations are complex. It takes hours together to raise the temperature of a particular machine. And when it is hot enough to start operations, there is a sudden power cut rendering hours’ process useless in a blink of second. It can also damage costly machines,” they said.
 The aggrieved unit holders said they had time and again raised the issue with the PDD officials.
 “Unfortunately our requests met with deaf ears. Despite paying power fees as per the meter reading regularly, we are facing power cuts. Ironically, the Jammu based Industrial estates enjoy uninterrupted power supply even in winter,” the unit holders said.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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