January 1, 2021

Sopore women protest against increasing power cuts in North Kashmir parts, threaten lockdown of PDD offices

Sopore: Women in Sopore staged a protest demonstration against Power Development Department (PDD) over it’s failure to resolve increasing power cuts and unwanted break down of electricity in several areas of North Kashmir. The protesting residents even threatened the lockdown of PDD offices if authorities fail to repairs the transformers and restore the power supply as per official schedule.
Sopore residents including student while condemning the attitude of PDD department alleged that PDD authorities are creating tons of problems for the students of the north Kashmir by turning a blind eye to repeated complaints of power breakdown in several areas of Sopore town and other parts of North Kashmir.
Witnesses said men and Women of sopore here on Thursday staged a protest against the PDD, alleging therein that the department has failed to repair damaged transformers and frequency of electrical lines in the area for last 15 days.
Reports said that Scores of people including women assembled staged a protest demonstration against the prevailing power crisis. The protesters raised slogans against PDD department and said that they have failed to repair and restore electricity in the area.
“We are facing huge inconvenience and hardships in this harsh winter in absence of the power, Bashir Ahmad Lone one of residents said, adding that the transformers in the area developed technical snag two weeks ago but department is yet to repair the transformer. He said that locals visited the department many times but they turned a deaf ear to their repeated pleas.
The protesters said threatened bigger protests against the PDD department in the wake of more delay in repairing the transformer. Residents of Sangrama ,Chinad ,Amergrah, seerjagir, Nopora Kalan ,Delina , Duabgah, Highgam, Tarzoowa , Sheakh Sahab , and Chinkipora Sopore threatened to lock down the PDD offices in north Kashmir if authorities failed to restore power supply as per the scheduled announced by the PDD department. Meanwhile officials in PDD department Sopore assured that the genuine demands of the residents will be addressed at an earliest.


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