Pesky Power Cuts: Shutdown And Demos In Tral Against PDD

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Amid complete shutdown, people in South Kashmir’s Tral town Thursday  came out on streets and blocked roads, against the erratic power supply. People staged protests in large numbers and raised anti-PDD and anti government slogans.

The protesters, reports said, also blocked vital road links for several hours bringing the traffic to halt. Though, district administration tried hard to convince people to call off the protests but people remained defiant.

The protestors alleged that from past many days there is no electricity in Tral town while some of the area’s in the town are witnessing pesky power cuts which has become a sources of irritation for the general public.

The people besides frequent power cuts were also protesting against PDD for overcharging the customers. “We held protest demonstrations few days back too but the authorities assured us that the power supply will be restored soon and we called off the protests,” the villagers told CNS.

They said that, however, after the assurance of the administration the power supply in their areas has worsened and few of the villages are completely reeling under darkness.

Traders Federation and Youth Welfare Forum Tral had called for a complete shutdown against the non-availability of electricity in the town. Roads wore a deserted look while schools and other business establishments remained shut.

One of the members of Traders Federation said that if PDD fails to improve the situation then they would go for indefinite strike.

Meanwhile, PDD officials assured people that 18 hours electricity would be made available to them while the duration for curtailment would be only 6 hours.

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