Villagers protest non-functional power transformers

Inhabitants of Behrote, Sora Pani and other localities of Thanamandi today stage protest against power outage in the area and blocked the Thanamandi-Rajouri road.
Villagers protest non-functional power transformers
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Inhabitants of Behrote, Sora Pani and other localities of Thanamandi today stage protest against power outage in the area and blocked the Thanamandi-Rajouri road.

Reports said a large number of locals from these areas assembled on Rajouri to Thanamandi road in Behrote village and blocked it for vehicular traffic.

Amid sloganeering against Power Development Department, the locals said that since last three weeks the main power transformer feeding electricity to thousands of people living in the area developed technical fault after which the PDD has failed to repair the same.

They added that many a time officers of Power Development Department were contacted with the demand to restore power supply "but of no use".

Despite an hour long protest, no senior officer of Power Development Department turned on the spot. However, a police team led by SHO Thanamandi NS Chib held discussions with protesting people as assured them that the matter will be resolved at an earliest.

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