The residents of Mujgund area on the outskirts of Srinagar city live in a constant fear, due to the uncovered power supply lines which hang low and are fastened to wooden makeshift support instead of already installed tall metallic poles.
The residents complained that chance of accident always persists. Last week a live wire fell on the ground while children were playing nearby. The sound of the breakdown sent shock waves throughout Mujgund. However, there was no loss of life.
They said that power department installed the poles many months back but are yet to shift the cables on to the poles. The low hanging overhead power cables pose a great risk to life and property.
Residents said that they have repeatedly lodged complaint in the power department but no one has turned up to resolve their issues despite assurances from top officials.