by Hilal Shah
Srinagar: Metered, as well as non-metered area consumers in north Kashmir’s, have charged the Power Development Department of not following its recent framed reduction schedule and subjecting them to long hours of unscheduled power cuts.
As per the locals from various areas said that as the valley experiences the first heavy snowfall of this year the unscheduled and frequent power cuts of power supply in the area have added more problems in these harsh winters.
Witnesses said that the non-availability of electricity in an area like Darpora Lalpora Diver Dardpora almost all localities of Lolab have been annoying people. Residents of kalaroos said that unscheduled power cuts have thrown people in darkness. We hardly receive power supply for three to four hours a day.
We are witnessing frequent power cuts opposing our locality being full metered, adding that unscheduled power cuts have grown severe from past twenty days giving a hard time to people’, especially in evening hours. It is a very tough time to survive without electricity in these harsh winters, said Gowhar Nazir resident of Dudwan
In Rednag, the residents said that they find themselves in complete darkness after the first heavy snowfall of this year the electricity is nowhere in sight. We have been paying bills in time and still not getting electricity on time.
The department forces us to suffer in these cold days by frequent power cuts. In 24 hours the electricity remains hardly for four hours they said unscheduled and expanded power cuts have also distressed the students, they said.
A group of students from the district said that during the exam days by unscheduled and prolonged power cuts by which they could not study after every 20 minutes. “The light goes off forcing them to wait for hours and after that, the hardships continue till night,” said a student Mashooq Ahmed from Lolab.
The residents have sought an intervention of concerned authorities to look out the grievance so that the residents have a sigh of relief.