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    Unscheduled power cuts irks Aripal Tral residents

    Unscheduled power cuts irks Aripal Tral residents

    Work yet to be started on receiving station sanctioned 3 years before: Locals

    Jahangeer Ganaie

    Pulwama, Dec 08 (KNO): The residents of  Aripal Tehsil of Tral sub-division in south Kashmir's Pulwama district have alleged that the power development department (PDD) is supplying unscheduled power supply due to which locals are suffering.

    Locals while talking with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) from the area said that their area isn't even getting power supply as per the winter schedule which was announced earlier.

    Locals said that they are hardly getting power supply for a few hours since the last several days due to which they are suffering in bone chilling winter when the government is claiming that they are supplying 16 hour power supply to non metered areas.

    “Unscheduled and frequent power cuts have been persistent in the entire area since the last three weeks but nobody comes forward to take cognizance of the issue,” said Nawaz Ahmad, a local resident.

    “Since November beginning the PDD has failed to ensure proper power supply as per their curtailment schedule which affects the residents quite badly,” he said.

    “Since November starting, the PDD had failed to ensure proper power supply as per their curtailment schedule which affects residents as well businessmen and industrialists,” said another local.

    “Board exams are going on and students are preparing for the examination but in absence of scheduled power supply especially during evening hours, they are suffering,” locals said.

    “We have taken up the issue with authorities who are assuring us of improvement in the power schedule, but on ground nothing happens,” they said

    Locals also said that after hectic efforts a receiving station for the area was sanctioned three years before but as of now no work has been done on it.

    They requested concerned higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that locals can heave a sigh of relief.

    Meanwhile sources said that at least 30 transformers were damaged in the Tral area in the last one or two weeks; among them over 25 transformers have been already repaired—(KNO)

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