Ramban faces power outages

Ramban faces power outages
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Ramban: The residents of Chanderkote in Ramban district Saturday said that the area was witnessing frequent power outages, creating hardships for them.

The residents in metered and non-metered areas complained about the frequent power outages and accused the Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL) and Power Grid Corporation Of India Limited, Jammu, which are responsible for the transmission distribution of electricity in the district, of failing to provide adequate power supply to the consumers.

However, the JPDCL officials said that as the temperature drops, the energy demands of the people increase, resulting in overloading and power outages.

“With colder weather, most households are turning to electric boilers, power blankets, heaters, geysers, and other warming devices,” they said. “This has resulted in a spike in demand and overloading, forcing the corporation to resort to unscheduled power cuts.”

A top JPDCL official said that the power cuts would not be necessary if consumers use electricity judiciously.

“We are dealing with the problem of overloading in rural and non-metered areas where the demand has multiplied many times this month,” he said.

The power situation has deteriorated during the past few days in Ramban town, Chanderkote, Seri, and other areas.

“On Friday and Saturday, we just got a power supply of 6 hours,” Irfan Ahmed of old town Ramban said.

The power outages are becoming a source of concern for the students who are writing their exams these days.

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