Power Crisis: Civil Administration In Jammu Seeks Army Help

SRINAGAR: After the daylong discussions with the representatives of the striking employees failed to persuade them to return to their duties, the divisional commissioner Jammu on Sunday requisitioned the assistance of the army to man electric installations/supplies in Jammu.

Grid stations hand over to army, police in Jammu. Pic: Police

In a letter to the Defence Ministry, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Raghav Langer wrote: “It is to bring to your kind notice that due to strike by electric department personnel in the UT of J&K, essential services have been severely affected in the Jammu region.”

“We would like to hereby requisition the Indian army to assist in the restoration of the said essential services by provisioning manpower to man critical electricity stations and water supply sources,” reads the letter.

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