What is point of having curtailment schedule; asks Kangan resident

KL News Network

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Power woes have worsened in Tehsil Gund and Kangan of Ganderbal district, leaving consumers high and dry.

Consumers of Ganiwan, Banibagh, cherwan, Hayan Kullan, Gund , Fraw  Haknar, Rayil

and other areas of Tehsil Gund and Kangan alleged that power had been playing hide-and-seek with them. They said power went off for hours even during the peak hours.“PDD is not sparing our areas and are subjected to frequent outages. The power department should improve the power supply,” a local resident said.

“PDD is not sparing our areas and are subjected to frequent outages. The power department should improve the power supply,” a local resident said.

“What is the point in having a curtailment schedule in place when power is not supplied in accordance with the schedule? We are made to pay power bills in time but are putting up with an erratic power scenario,” he said. “Power has been playing hide-and- seek in the evening and night hours. We requested the officials of PDD including

“Power has been playing hide-and- seek in the evening and night hours. We requested the officials of PDD including line men to improve the power supply, but to no avail,” another local said.

“Despite payment of the power tariff in time, the power department continues to test our patience,” he added.
Students said they were the worst sufferers. “Our studies have been badly affected by the grim power scenario. During the nights, the power goes off for hours and in absence of power, we are forced to study under candle-lights,” said Jahangeer Ahmad Lone a student.

He said outages have become the order of the day.

Meanwhile the residents threatened to come on roads if PDD fails to provide them uninterrupted electricity and appealed higher authorities to look into it.

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