The residents of Pogal Paristan staged a demonstration against the power development department, here at Ukhral on Saturday.
The agitating locals, while raising slogans against the power development department, alleged, "The department is not ensuring proper electric supply to our area. Frequent power cuts and low voltage have become the norm."
They further alleged that the department is taking them for granted and resorting to unscheduled power cuts. Later, police officials reached the spot and tried to pacify the protesters. They assured the irked locals that the issue will be taken up with higher authorities.
Executive engineer power development department, maintenance and rural electrification division, Batote was not available for comments as he was out of station, as informed by an official of his office.
Pertinently, the residents of Khari and Sangaldan also staged demonstration during the past week against the power development department. They had also alleged that the department is resorting to unscheduled power cuts.