Electricity Crisis in Chenab Valley? ‘Allot RGGVY Phase-II Scheme Work’



Power Shutdown

Expressing serious concern over the precarious power situation in Jammu and Kashmir, PCC Vice-President and MLA Inderwal, G M Saroori Monday said it seems the administration has virtually decided to keep the people of Jammu and Kashmir especially Chenab Valley into darkness.

In a statement issued here, Saroori remarked that the people in cities and towns are provided with low voltage and erratic power supplies, the people living in rural and far flung areas are without electricity that too at a time when the power supplies are needed more to cope-up with the chilly weather.

“As the whole Chenab valley is face to face with a grim electricity scenario, Doda and Kishtwar districts seem to be at the receiving end of this power crisis. There is almost no electricity in Bhalessa, Jakyas, Kahara, Thathri, Bunjwah, Drabshalla, Saroor, Sarthal, Thakrie, Keshwan, Sarawan, Mugalmaidan, Sigdi, Chatroo, Chingam, Marwah, Warwan, Dacchan, Nagseni, Palmar, Paddar, Bharat, Marmat, Bhagwa, Gundana, Bhaderwah, Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Banihal and other rural areas,” he said.

“Some rural areas of these districts receiving erratic power supply are for the most of the time facing numerous problems on account of low voltage and the people are compelled to arrange alternative sources of illumination during the hours, they receive electricity,” Saroori remarked.

Saroori said it is unfortunate that the same situation is being repeated during harsh weather and the people of the Chenab valley are left helpless being devoid of basic amenities, especially the power and essential commodities.

He said that no power schedule is being followed on ground and even metered areas are facing long and unscheduled power cuts much to the annoyance of public.

“The transmission and distribution system has also deteriorated thereby depriving the consumers of vital electricity facility. The dilapidated LT network especially in rural areas is posing a grave threat to the life and property of the common man, he stressed,” Saroori said, while urging the administration to allot tenders of RGGVY phase-II work to some contractors or start the work departmentally so that people of the area will get regular power supply.

He further said the administration needs to ensure a better coordination between different departments especially those providing essential services.

Meanwhile, Saroori also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Qamar Din Bhat son of Abdul Rehman Bhat (58) a prominent social worker of Challar Bhalessa.


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