The residents of Yadipora and adjoining areas of Pattan staged protest on Srinagar-Baramula highway on Saturday morning against the erratic power supply in the area.
The protesters blocked the highway at Hyderpora Pattan resulting in halt of traffic movement for several hours.
The agitating residents said that the area is witnessing frequent power cuts and the entire population is facing hardships in this harsh winter. "The frequent power cuts have made our life miserable. We are reeling in darkness for most of the time and the authorities don't pay heed to our problem," said Ghulam Rasool, an agitating resident.
They said that despite the area being metered area and locals paying electricity bills in time, the PDD authorities do not provide them scheduled electricity. They urged the authorities to look into their grievance so that they are not forced to stage protest on the road.