espite various government schemes for power development in rural areas transmission lines hanging on trees depict sorry state of power infrastructure in Mahiyen – Tangmarg village of Baramulla district.
Local residents of Kasana Mohalla Mahiyen – Tangmarg accused the PDD of putting the lives of residents in jeopardy by not aligning the electricity transmission lines on the electric poles.
“The transmission lines can be seen hanging from the tree branches, and the department concerned is taking no steps to align the electricity wires on the electric poles ” the residents said adding the transmission lines are posing a severe danger to the lives of people of the area.
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“With the wires lying low on these trees, anything untoward can happen and the onus will lie on the PDD,” said Riyaz Ahmad Kasana.
“We made repeated requests to the PDD officials seeking alignment of transmission lines on the electric poles, but our pleas have fallen on deaf ears,” Kasana said.
The residents also complained that the electric wires were broken at various places in the area. “These wires have been joined temporarily and the fast moving wind can break them up,” the residents said, adding the department has failed to replace these wires despite several requests.
The residents sought the intervention of Chief Engineer PDD in this regard.