Shopian villages continue to reel under darkness

Shopian villages continue to reel under darkness
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Shopian: Most of the areas in this south Kashmir district are reeling under darkness due to the power breakdown caused by the heavy snowfall last week.

The residents told Kashmir Reader that the authorities have failed to restore electricity in dozens of villages of the district. The outage, they said have affected the students who are appearing in board examinations.

“Electricity supply was disrupted on last Thursday and the condition remained unchanged almost after a week,” Bilal Ahmad Malik, a resident of Trenz told Kashmir Reader.

He said adding that the electricity breakdown has forced people to use kerosene lamps and candles as they were using decades ago.

Surprisingly, the district headquarter is too without electricity since the snowfall hit the valley last week.

Majid Manzoor, who resides in main town, said that authorities despite tall claims have failed to restore electricity.

“They claim big things in media interviews but do nothing on ground. Is this a district headquarter or what,” he laments.

Consumers from other areas also complained of inconvenience due to the delay in restoring power supply to their villages.

Executive Engineer, power development department, Shopian, Irshad Ahmad Choudary told Kashmir Reader that the supply will be restored by today evening.

“We are working on the main line that had suffered damages. We are providing supply to some areas. By today evening, the electricity will be restored across the district,” he assured.