Long power cuts give tough time to Tral residents

Long power cuts give tough time to Tral residents

Basharat Rashid

Tral: Residents across the Tral sub-district are complaining of unscheduled power cuts, which they said have increased considerably over the past few weeks.
The power cuts are giving tough time to people especially to students appearing in different examinations.
Apart from Tral township, complaints of heavy unscheduled power cuts poured in from Nahir, Khasipora, Kangloora, Chatrogam, Diver, Monghama, Batagund, Nagbal, Mandoora, Panner, Saimoh, Rathsuna, Amirabad, Gamraj, and Dobhiwan.
Residents said that the Power Development Department was not sticking to a proper curtailment schedule, and despite requests to officials the situation has not improved.
“PDD does not follow any power curtailment schedule. They resort to power cuts as per their whims,” a group of residents from Shaldraman said.
“Despite paying electricity bills on time every month, PDD has failed to ensure adequate power supply,” Ishfaq Ahmad, another resident said.
Assistant Executive Engineer PDD, Tral, Mohammad Maqbool Ahanger, told Kashmir Reader that power cuts were caused by “heavy load”, “which is being checked now”.
“We will start massive drive against the illegal heaters and boilers soon to ensure better power supply in the sub division” Ahanger said.



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