Pulwama residents suffer in absence of high capacity electric transformer, stage protest

Representational Photo

The residents of Rakh village in Litter tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district are up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD) alleging that the department has failed to provide them with 100 KVA transformer.

According to the locals, the existing 63 KVA transformer has developed technical snag several times in the last few days.

They told news agency KNO that they have been demanding a 100 KVA transformer in the area. The residents also blocked the main Sangam-Pulwama road on Thursday putting hundreds of passengers, students and officer goers into trouble.

They said that the power development department has miserably failed to repair their transformer fully as it develops technical snag frequently.

“Locals contributed money from their pockets and got the transformer repaired several times but after a few days the transformer developed fresh snags,” said the report.

They alleged that on papers a 100 KV transformer has been shown installed to the area but on ground only a 63 KV transformer has been installed.

Locals have urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter at an earliest and sanction a 100 KV transformer for their locality so that they can heave a sigh of relief during the harsh winter.

Executive engineer PDD division Awantipora, Er Altaf Ahmad told KNO that the transformer develops technical snags due to overloading. “I have kept it in the critically overloaded transformers list. The issue will be resolved soon,” he said.

SHO Lassipora Hafeez Choudary reached the spot and pacified the protestors.