Kongamdara residents stage protest

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, May 15: Residents of Kongamdara village in north Kashmir’s Pattan town Thursday said defunct power receiving station was affecting power supply in the area and the authorities were not paying any heed to the problem.
“The station has a capacity of 6 MV and was catering to 17 villages in two constituencies – Pattan and Tangmarg. But due to some snag, it is defunct for weeks now. It has badly affected the electricity supply in the area,” a delegation from the area told Greater Kashmir.
“We appeal to the government to restore the station as we are suffering head-on.” In absence of regular electricity supply, the delegation said, water supply also was affected.
Chief Engineer (Maintenance) PDD, Bashir Ahmad Khan, however, said the power supply to the villages is being fed from Pattan Receiving Station.
“There was a snag but the supply was immediately fed from Pattan,” he said.
“Yes, it is a fact that out of 24 hours, they will get supply for only 13 hours. The restoration of their receiving station will take another 3 weeks,” he added.