Letter To Editor | What’s Up PDD?

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IN the past few days, we are experiencing frequent power cuts especially during iftaar and suhoor, the time when people need electricity the most. Why is the PDD so irresponsible that inconvenience is being caused to the public in this holy month of ramazan? Almost every other day when iftar and suhoor approaches, the electricity is abruptly turned off. People need electricity to run appliances to prepare or warm their meals, and in fact not every household can afford to keep an inverter, they have to eat in the dark or rely on candles or other sources for light.

Should the public then simply throw away electrical appliances and resort to ancient ways of living? Should we start collecting wood to burn for preparing our meals? And should we simply just start lighting fire in the dark? Should we also start living in caves like before? Because clearly we cannot light fire in our concrete houses.

It is precisely a shame for any administration that a city or province has to face power cuts even in the 21st century and especially during a time which is important and holy to them. The PDD seems to be very incompetent in carrying out the one task they are actually assigned for. The electricity department is showing utmost carelessness and a sense of irresponsibility. While their primary concern should have been to provide uninterrupted electricity throughout the day, they are still battling to reduce frequent power cuts, what a shame. At least they should have been fulfilling the power requirement through this holy month of ramazan, but alas they have failed in that as well. It is the public that is paying for the incompetence of this department, every single day. People are enraged and frustrated about this daily nuisance now. The Power Development Department needs to get their act right and show efficacy in tackling the situation correctly. They should at least realise how they are infuriating the public in this holy month, and should resort to resolving the matter immediately.

Sarah Koul 

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