Pattan residents protest against shortage of electricity

Baramulla: The residents of several areas of Pattan sub division of district Baramulla on Thursday staged a protest against the power development department for the shortage of electricity in their localities.
Eyewitness said that, large number of people of Khore, Hagerpora, Kongamdara, Nowlori, Khasipora and other on Thursday took into the streets and staged protest against the non availability of electricity in their area, protesters including ladies and gents blocked the Pattan-Magam road near Khore Sherabad and disrupted the traffic movement for hours.
Protesters blamed that their area is facing acute shortage of electricity in their area for a long time and the PDD officials are not taking any action to provide relief to the common masses.
“We are facing hardships due to non availability of electricity for a long time, we contact higher officials of the department so many times in past but they yet not solve our problem after score of promises, now we staged protest and appealed officials of the department to resolve our genuine issue” Abdul Rashid a local protester said.
He said that if the department will not solve their problem they will again stage a protest and officials of the concerned department will be responsible.

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