After losing son to electrocution, employee’s family says department apathetic

After losing son to electrocution, employee’s family says department apathetic

Kandhama: Family of a Power Development Department employee, who died due to electrocution on duty in December, have complained that the department was delaying the compensation case unnecessarily. Abdul Quyoom Zargar of Kandhama in central Kashmir’s Budgam district died due to an electric shock during power restoration work Lawahipora Khag. “The officials of the department […]

Lineman electrocuted while repairing transformer

Lineman electrocuted while repairing transformer

Handwara: Another lineman working with the power development department was electrocuted in Malpora area of Baramulla on Wednesday. Tahir Ahmad Malik, 45, son of Abdul Rehman Malik of Namblan village of Narvaw area in Baramulla was repairing an electric transformer at Malpora village when he touched a live electric wire, apparently without taking precautions. He […]

Yes Minister: Power and Accountability in Kashmir

Yes Minister: Power and Accountability in Kashmir

Be it the passing cavalcade of the chief minister , or a political functionary or even a minion, or someone from the top echelons of the bureaucracy- when the visible portions of the administration swing into action even to the extent of inconvenience to the people- one theme runs through it all: power flows upward […]

Casual ‘Murders’

Casual ‘Murders’

On Sunday two men, engaged by a contractor of the state’s power development department (PDD) as casual labourers, were working atop an electric pole in Srinagar when supply to the wires they were handing with naked hands was suddenly resumed. The two were severely electrocuted. One of them died, his body dangled from the transmission […]

SHRC seeks report from PDD on electrocution death in Lal Chowk

SHRC seeks report from PDD on electrocution death in  Lal Chowk

JAMMU: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken Suo-Moto cognizance of the death of a lineman in Srinagar on Sunday and has directed the Chief Engineer PDD to file a detailed report regarding the incident by Friday, March 10 at Srinagar. A lineman who was engaged by a contractor on behalf of Power Development […]

Negligence by PDD staff leaves labourer dead, another critically injured

Negligence by PDD staff leaves labourer dead, another critically injured

Srinagar: In a shocking incident, a labourer hired by a contractor to install new electrical poles was electrocuted to death while his companion was severely injured when they were repairing electrical wires near Budshah Chowk in Srinagar on Sunday. As per eye-witnesses, two labourers hired by a local contracting agency, Abid Electricals, were repairing high-tension […]

Minister visits PDD lineman who lost both arms

Minister visits PDD lineman who lost both arms

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Hajj & Auqaf and Power Development Department, Syed Farooq Andrabi today visited Bone and Joint Hospital, Barzulla to inquire about the health condition of a PDD lineman who was severely wounded while repairing the transmission line at Sangrama. Mohammad Ramzan Tantray, a resident of Heevan, Baramulla working as Lineman in […]

PDD employee loses both arms

PDD employee loses both arms

By Riyaz Bhat SRINAGAR: An employee of the Power Development Department (PDD) lost his both arms after he was electrocuted in north Kashmir Baramulla district this week. PDD employee, identified as Mohammad Ramzan Tantray was repairing the 7000 KV high tension line when the electricity was suddenly restored and he sustained severe electric shocks. Later, […]