Frequent power cuts irk Tangmarg villagers

Baramulla: People of Tangmarg are up in arms against Power Development Department (PDD) for unscheduled power cuts in the area for the past many days.
Many villagers of Solinda, Katipora, Ferozpora and Treran said that the PDD was not providing them proper electricity even after paying bills regularly.They said it was also affecting the local business of the area.
“We pay the department regularly but what we get in return are unscheduled power cuts. I incur heavy losses as I do desktop publishing work including photostat, printing and lamination etc which all run on electricity,” said Farooq Ahmad Baba, a local.
The area is also one of the favorite tourist destinations of the Valley, he said.
PDD Assistant Executive Engineer Ishfaq Ahmad acknowledged that the area was facing frequent outages. “Due to maintenance of Ahmadpora and Nihalpora grid stations people are facing problems, but we will clear it till April 16,” he informed.