March 16, 2015 10:24 pm

Snowfall Affects Power Supply

Will rectify system once weather improves: CE PDD

SRINAGAR: As usual only hours after the fresh snowfall, various parts of Kashmir valley plunged into darkness.

The Power Development Department (PDD) said the damage caused in the distribution lines has led to power breakdown in various places including Srinagar.

According to the PDD Chief Engineer Bashir Ahmad Khan, the damage caused in the system can be rectified only after weather improves. He said they have received reports about the power breakdown in various areas, specially in South Kashmir. “The entire team is on tenterhooks to repair the damaged lines. We are striving to restore electricity supply at an earliest.”

He said damage has been caused to transmission lines in various areas of  Srinagar, mostly in the old city. “Due to congestion in power lines, the electricity supply had got affected in various areas. In some localities, the power has been restored and in other parts, the PDD men are working.”

Khan added that the power system affected due to the latest snowfall was not serious and with minor incidents, the electricity overall remained hassle free in Valley on Monday. He maintained that if in some areas, the supply is disrupted; same shall be rectified once the weather improves.

Pertinently, people in various areas complained on Monday about the erratic power supply, saying that the snowfall of few inches has made PDD to go for unscheduled power cuts.  

In various areas of Srinagar city , people were up in arms against the state authorities demanding immediate restoration of power supply that according to them got disrupted the moment snowfall began.

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