Srinagar: Heavy discontent is brewing among the residents of Baramulla particularly in the areas of Ruhama over the unscheduled power-cuts by the Power Development Department (PDD).
The residents of Ruhama and its adjoining villages of Rafiabad, Ladoora and other areas said that frequent power cuts have extended their miseries.
“We have been facing acute load shedding from the last two weeks. As the temperature is decreasing day by day, we are facing acute problems due to frequent power cuts,” said the locals.
Raman Kumar, a shopkeeper of Ruhama said, “Frequent power cuts have made the situation miserable for people and traders. Despite the fact that we have been paying regular bills, we are left to suffer amid freezing cold.”
“Nothing has changed on ground. Frequent tripping of transmission lines has increased the danger of damage to electronic appliances while children are not able to sleep properly”, said Abdul Hamid a local of Ruhama.
The people of the area appeal the higher authorities to look into the matter and solve their problem as soon as possible.
Executive Engineer PDD, Joginder Singh told PTK that “People need to cooperate with us,” He added “It is easy to blame the department for everything but people should realize that they use more electricity than required and waste the power unnecessarily. People are using boilers and heaters during night hours which results in overloading of grid stations”. (PTK)
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