Power woes Continue to Haunt Tral, Budgam Areas Protest Lack of Facilities



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Power woes continue to haunt South Kashmir’s Tral town as scores of hamlets of the town have been reeling under darkness from past two weeks.

The agitated locals warned that they will lock down the Awantipora based electrical division office in case electricity is not restored to the affected villages including Amlar, Buchoo, Chandrigam, Aaligund, Dadsar, Aarigam, Nowpora, Amirabad, Midora and Lalgam.

“Despite paying fatty power bills in time, the Power Development Department does not bother to supply electricity to our villages. This is sheer injustice. If the prevailing situation persists we will shut down the electrical division office,” the locals told CNS and appealed Chief Engineer PDD to look into the matter.

Meanwhile, the lack of basic facilities in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district sparked a protest where people from scores of villages including Watarhal, Brail, Aharkhand and Gafarabad tried to fiddle with Sukhnag Water Supply Scheme near Brail.

The locals were protesting against the existing dilapidated roads, scarcity of drinking water and power mess. District Development Commissioner rushed to spot and pacified the protesters. He assured them their grievances will be redressed in time bound manner.

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