Almost entire Kashmir plunged into darkness due to power breakdown

Almost entire Kashmir plunged into darkness due to power breakdown

Srinagar: Almost entire Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, was plunged into darkness due to major power breakdown following light to moderate snowfall, exposing the Power Development Department (PDD) claims to have made all arrangements for electricity supply to consumers during winter.
Immediately after snowfall started in Srinagar this afternoon, electricity supply to major parts of the city were snapped affecting government offices, media organizations, business establishments. Power breakdown will badly affect water supply in the city.
Reports of disruption of power supply were also received from almost all parts of the valley, including world famous health resort of Pahalgam.
It is reported that due to snowfall transmission lines were damaged and at some places trees were uprooted and fell on them (lines) disruption power supply. However, people questioned the claim of PDD that the department was ready to face any situation and will provide power supply to people during winter. The department was actually buried under few inches of snow as entire city is plunged into darkness.
We are actually facing the frequent and unscheduled power cuts since the civil secretariat, seat of the government, including the office of Governor, his advisors, top bureaucrats closed here to reopen in winter capital Jammu on November 5, alleged the residents of uptown. Power curtailment will continue till the government returns back to summer capital, Srinagar, they said.
Meanwhile, life was thrown out of gear as transport went off the roads after snowfall. Shopkeepers also closed their shops early due to power failure though some of them had switched on generators.

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