Sumbal: The residents of Markundal village of Sumbal town on Tuesday held a protest against Power Development Department (PDD) for ‘failing’ to repair a transformer from the last two weeks.
Scores of residents including women blocked Sumbal-Sopore road and raised slogans against PDD.
The aggrieved residents said that a transformer got damaged about two weeks back, but the PDD has failed to repair it causing inconvenience to them in this harsh winter.
The protesters said that despite several requests neither the transformer has been repaired nor the PDD authorities pay any attention forcing them to come on roads.
Later, a police party rushed to the spot and assured the protesters to call off the protest as their demand would be taken up with the concerned authorities.