Dawood Colony in Muqam-e-Shahwali village of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district has been reeling under complete darkness from past 25 days while according to locals authorities are showing no interest in getting the damaged community transformer repaired.
The residents told CNS that the prevailing darkness due to faulty transformer has added to the miseries of villagers particularly to the students. “More than 20 days have passed since then, there is not any effort by the concerned officials to get the transformer repaired,” the locals complained, adding the politicians are presently busy in holding election rallies while they are suffering immensely.
The locals of Dawood Colony, Muqam-e-Shahewali, also accused the Power Development Department (PDD) of being ‘indifferent’ to their woes.
“We are facing immense hardships in absence of electricity. Our school going children are suffering badly. We are unable to charge our mobile phones while appliances like refrigerators and iron are lying defunct,” Showkat Ahmad Hajam, a local resident said.
The people warned the PDD officials of not to take them for a ride and if the situation remains the same in coming days they will have no other option except to protest. They said even after bringing the matter into the notice of Minister, he did not do anything.
When contacted Chief Engineer, Bashir Ahamd Khan expressed his surprise over the long delay in repairing the damaged transformer.
“I will look into the matter. It is shocking that even after the expiry of a month the transformer has not been repaired,” he said.