s the Kashmir valley is punished with massive power cuts, the power scenario in Kandi area of Baramulla district is a dismal one as most of the villages hardly see electricity.
The residents of Wahadatpora, Hudipora, Khaitangan, Frasdub, Pachar, Walraman, Veerinar and Chandoosa here have to remain without power supply even in the evening and night hours. The hide-and-seek game of electricity is not only affecting the students and common people, but has also affected the functioning of government offices, banks, hospitals and other business establishments.
In most parts of the Kandi power woes have pushed the people to immense inconvenience and has make life of people miserable.
According to the residents from several villages of the Kandi and which include Khaitangan, Hudipora and Veerinar they are facing prolonged power curtailments without any proper schedule.
The residents from these villages revealed that electricity disappears for the whole day and most of the times it vanishes completely in the evening.
The residents said their residential localities have plunged into darkness owing to the erratic power supply. The students were drastically affected due to prolonged power curtailments.
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“For past one month we are facing unscheduled power curtailments which continue for 02 hours together. I should say the electricity vanishes for the entire day at times we do not see any power in evenings. In 24 hours we are provided with power for only one to two hours. The students were drastically affected due to prolonged power curtailments, it has badly impacted our daily routine especially the studies of our children,” a delegation led by Sarpanch of Wahadatpora – Hudipora, Mr. Mohammad Rafiq Kanal said while talking to Good Morning Kashmir.
He also said that “I request Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, G N Itoo to kindly intervene and look into the matter.”
Advocate Asif Wani a resident of Wahadatpora – Hudipora while talking to Good Morning Kashmir said, “It is the department of PDD who unilaterally decide about power schedule and then ironically they do not stick to their schedule. Electricity is a basic amenity and frequent power cuts are adding to our winter woes. Our area is mostly inhabited by poor people and just because our area doesn’t fall at any important location, doesn’t me we should be neglected.”
When contacted, Executive Engineer, PDD – STD, Sopore, said, “We will look into the matter on priority basis and we will take necessary steps regarding this issue.”