Govt in comma: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Nov, 9: Expressing deep anguish at the deteriorating position of power supply PDP has said it was amazing that the Power Development Department was unable even to charge uniform tariff f...

Srinagar, Nov, 9: Expressing deep anguish at the deteriorating position of power supply PDP has said it was amazing that the Power Development Department was unable even to charge uniform tariff from the consumers of same category.
 During her day long tour of Islamabad (Anantnag) constituency the party president was informed that electricity fee was charged at different rates from the consumers and when she contacted top officials of the electric department they could provide no explanation for this.
 In a statement here Mehbooba said that this government was "blind to the problems" faced by the people.
 She said on the one hand the government has been unable to fix the gas crisis and on the other it has been depriving people of power supply which has now become worst ever since 2003. She said given the climatic conditions of Kashmir and ensuing winter people could face real threat to their lives in absence of any fuel options.
 She said it was amazing that various departments under one administration had apparently not even a working contact as is evident from the theatre of absurd being enacted in the name of streamlining the gas supply. The police she said had rightly refused to handle the sale of this essential commodity but the government it seems has developed a habit of handing over all its problems to men in uniform. "It seems the government which was paralysed for three years is now in complete coma", she said.

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