Power Woes: Hamdaniya colony residents demand transformer, segregation

Power Woes: Hamdaniya colony residents demand transformer, segregation

ARIF Rashid

Srinagar: Srinagar: Residents of Hamdaniya Colony in Bemina are reeling under dark with the transformer of the locality damaged for the third time in a few weeks.
The residents said that they have demanded segregation, as the transformers were overloaded leading to frequent damge.
“Our electricity transformer has got damaged three times during last one month. Due to the lot of congestion of local electricity connections, the transformer can’t bear much load during the winter. Ten days have passed but we have not received the new transformer from the PDD,” a resident said.
The residents said that if the PDD does not solve the problems they will have not option but to hit the streets and block the road in protest.
“We pay electric fee to the department but our problems have been never been solved,” they said.
Chairman of joint co-ordination committee of Hamdaniya Colony Bemina, Muhammad Yaseen Shah said that they have sent a request letter to the chief engineer of PDD “for the segregation of LT/HT wires” on 27 January 2017 “but we are yet to get any response from the department.”
“The three transformers of Hamdaniya colony Bemina have already been damaged during this month. If the PDD will do segregation, these problems will be stopped forever. We have nearly 3300 connections in the colony,” said Shah.
Aijaz Ahmad Dar, Superintending Engineer, Electric Maintenance and Rural Electrification Circle 2nd, told the Kashmir Reader that the Executive Engineer has issued the tenders for Hamdaniya Colony Bemina for segregation.
“It has gone to chief accounts officer of chief engineer’s office (PDD) for financial pre-check. Hopefully the work will be allotted in next few days,” Dar said.


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