Sopore: The residents in railway colony complain that lack of power supply has become a major issue that hampers their day to day working.
The colony with a population of two hundred souls has not been connected to power grid despite repeated pleas. The residents recharge their electric gadgets in the neighbourhood to illuminate their houses in the evening hours.
The residents of the railway colony established near Amargarh Sopore said that they have been living without electricity since 2010.
“We are facing so many hardships and no one is paying any attention to our plight. Our children use candles for studies in late hours”, a resident of the colony said.
“We send our children away to some relative’s house when they have to do preparations for examinations,” he said.
“The colony is in the vicinity of highway and next to the office of the power department. It is like proverbial darkness at the base of a lighting candle,” Peer Abdul Ahad, President of the railway colony said.
Zahida Akhtar, a local resident told Kashmir Reader that despite several pleas to political representatives and civil administration, nothing has been done to provide electricity to their area.
The Assistant Executive Engineer of the area Mohammad Ashraf did not respond to phone calls from Kashmir Reader.
However, Sub-district Magistrate Bashir Ahmad said that the area would be provided power supply very soon.