The high tension transmission lines (HT) and dilapidated electric poles in various areas of Tral township of Pulwama district are posing a major threat to the lives and the property of people.
"Our area receive frequent short circuits due to HT line passing close to our houses. We experience bangs of short circuit especially during winters while we run out of our houses due to fear and threat," said Riyaz Ahmed Bhat, a local.
Locals said that they requested PDD department time and again about the grim situation but the department always turned blind eye.
AEE PDD sub-division Tral Muhammad Maqbool said "the issue will be resolved once Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (APDRP) scheme is launched."