‘Worst hit areas in Kashmir getting 12-13 hours of power supply and still, we will look into the matter,’ CE PDD
Amid coronavirus lockdown, dozens of villages in Kandi Baramulla are facing erratic power supply from past 15 days and have accused Power Development Department (PDD) for not following the summer schedule.
Residents of Kandi villages that include Chandoosa, Kalantra Payeen, Kalantra Bala, Bandipayeen, Dandmoo complained that they are suffering due unscheduled power cuts.
"Despite paying electricity bills on time, we get electricity for 5-6 hours. This is very unfortunate," said Ali Mohammad, a resident of Kalantra said.
“There are about 30 villages in Kandi Baramulla which are connected with the power receiving station Chandoosa and these villages are worst hit,” he said.
The traders of the area have also expressed resentment against the PDD for resorting to unscheduled power cuts.
Demanding immediate redressal of their grievances, the inhabitants of these villages have urged PDD authorities to resolve their issue that has been ignored since last week of Ramdhan.
A group of inhabitants from Tangwari village told Rising Kashmir that said they tried to contact concerned PDD officials but there was no response from their side.
Chief Engineer Kashmir, Aijaz Ahmad told Rising Kashmir that refuted the claims of inhabitants and stated that complaints made by people are not based on the facts.
“Even worst hit areas in Kashmir are getting 12-13 hours of power supply and still, we will look into the matter,” he said.
CE also claimed that he also received calls from these villages and they were stating that PDD has not used the funds provided by concerned MLA.
“I told them to meet the concerned PDD officials and they would share all the details regarding the spending of funds,” he said adding that if anyone would be found indulged in fraud, they will start an inquiry in that process.