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Power crisis in Pulwama village, residents block Sangam-Pulwama road

Jahangeer Ganaie

Pulwama, Nov 26 (KNO): The residents of Rakh village in Litter tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have been left to lurch as the authorities have failed to provide them 100 KVA transformer. According to the locals the existing 63 KVA Transformer has developed technical snags several times in the last few days.

The locals told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) they are demanding 100 KVA transformer in the area. They blocked the main Sangam-Pulwama road, thereby putting hundreds of passengers, students and others into a lot of inconvenience.

They said that power development department has miserably failed to repair their transformer fully as it develop technical snags frequently.

Locals said that the 63 KV transformer allotted to Bonpora Rakh develops technical snag every month, resulting in immense hardships to them.

They said that the locals contributed money from their pockets and got the transformer repaired several times but after a few days the transformer developed fresh snags.

They alleged that on papers a 100 KV transformer has been shown installed to the area but on ground only a 63 KV transformer has been installed.

Locals urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter at an earliest and sanction a 100 KV transformer for their locality so that they can heave a sigh of relief during the harsh winter.

When contacted executive engineer PDD division Awantipora, Er Altaf Ahmad, told KNO that transformer is developing technical snags due to overload.

“I have kept it in critically overloaded transformers list. The issue will be resolved soon,” he said.

Meanwhile, SHO Lassipora Hafeez Choudary reached to the spot and pacified the protestors following which protest was called off—(KNO)

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