PAMPOR: Power Development Department (PDD) Pampore started a major crackdown against the misuse of electricity in Pampore areas to ensure uninterrupted power supply this winter.
On the directions of Assistant Executive Engineer Pampore Javaid Ahmad, a special team of PDD Pampore under the supervision of PDD officer Mohammad Rafiq conducted door to door raids in Konibal village of Pampore and seized large numbers of illegal power appliances included heaters and boilers and also disconnected the several illegal hooks in Konibal village of Pampore on Saturday.
Power Development Department officials told Kashmir Reader that the special teams of from Pampore including females conducted a series of raids in Konibal Pampore and seized electric heaters and boilers which were putting extra load on power supply in the area, resulting in unscheduled power cuts and save transformers. The team also cut down several illegal electricity connections during the inspection at Konibal village.
Talking to Kashmir Reader, a PDD officer Mohammad Rafiq said that they have been asking consumers to use electricity as per their agreement.
“However, people use different electric devices during winters including boilers and heaters which put load on transformers beyond competence,” he said, adding that tail end users don’t have sufficient electricity.
He told Kashmir Reader that it was in this context they are conducting surprise checking of heaters and boilers in Konibal village of Pampore.
Hundreds of illegal heaters, boilers and wire were seized by our team during the last few days.
He said that they are seizing these electric devices so that they can provide electricity as per schedule. The officer said that the checking will continue in the coming days in other areas.
Assistant Executive Engineer Power Development Department (PDD) Pampore told Kashmir Reader that the inspection teams had been constituted to check the misuse of power in Pampore and areas of PDD sub division Pampore.
He said that they took this initiative after having a meeting with Principal Secretary power and information, Rohit Kansal, at Pulwama a few days ago.
“The drive will continue, our motive is to save transformers from getting damaged in winters,” he said, appealing to people to use electricity judiciously.