Stop using boilers, heaters; cooperate with us: PDD to people

Wahid Bhat
Srinagar: There discontent among the residents of Ganderbal is brewing particularly in the areas of Kangan over the unscheduled power-cuts by the Power Development Department (PDD).

The residents of Kangan and its adjoining villages of Cherwan, Hayan, Polpora and other areas said that frequent power cuts have extended their miseries.

“We have been facing acute load shedding from the last two weeks. As the temp is decreasing day by day, we are facing problems because of frequent power cuts,” said the locals.

Zubair Ahmed, a local said that the students who are busy with their Board examinations have become the worst sufferers.

“Our children are unable to study properly in absence of electricity. It’s unfortunate that the authorities resort to unscheduled power cuts evening hours, which is the best time to study,” he said.

“We are suffering the most due to the frequent power cuts. We aren’t able to study in the evening hours that too at a time when exams are on our head,” said Imran Ahmed a class 12 student.

“Authorities have been resorting to frequent power cuts for three to four hours without any official communiqué in the name of some technical problems,” said Ghulam Nabi, a local.

The people of the area appeal the higher authorities to look into the matter and solve their problem as soon as possible.

An official in PDD, who introduced himself as Er Abdul Kareem said that there was not any technical problem. “The whole valley is facing this problem. People are using boilers and heaters during evening hours which results in overloading of grid stations. People need to cooperate with us,” he said. (PTK)