nantnag: Ironically, PDD Department has always been in headlines for wrong reasons however, this time PDD department has outshined all other departments, especially R&B department in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district after it restored the power supply in the area in record time, amid the heavy snowfall, while as R&B Engineering Dept even after passing of one week has failed to clear the snow in Anantnag district.
The employees of PDD have taken a lead by risking their lives, without any safety gear provided to them by the department.
The people from Anantnag district have hailed the efforts of PDD employees particularly casual labors who worked tirelessly during the snowfall and made possible to restore the power supply in whole district.
However, people have shown resentment against the Mechanical engineering department in district and said that the department has failed to clear the snow on roads, especially on link roads of the district.
Talking to Good Morning Kashmir, residents of various villages in Anantnag district said that the PDD employees including officials of the Department have done a commendable job during recent heavy snowfall.
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“We are thankful to the PDD officials, especially employees who restored the electricity within a day in Anantnag District,” the residents stated.
This is seen for the first time in District Anantnag when almost all the employees of PDD Department have worked tirelessly amid the heavy snowfall by restoring the electricity within a day in whole District.
Here we have listed some PDD employees who worked hard during the recent snowfall to restore the power supply in respective areas in record time.
Fayaz Ahmad Sheri (Sub Division Achabal kokernag) : A lineman resident of Soaf Shali kokernag restored power supply to almost six villages including kheripora, kachwan, Maswate, Samadhall, and Nilphan villages comprising of 10 kms of 11kv line in a single go without damaging any distribution transformer in these six villages during the heavy snowfall.
Fayaz Ahmad, PDD, Sub Division Achabal, Kokernag: The locals of these villages hailed the efforts of this line man for his bravery and dedication witnessed during the snowfall.
Abdul Rashid, Suhail Ahmad and Gulzar Ahmad, (Sub Division Ashmuqam): Duo are need based casual employee’s working from last 17 years in PDD department, posted in Seer Hamdan and Akura Feeder.
These employees braved the heaviest snowfall for restoration of power supply in the areas falling within the jurisdiction of electric sub division Aishmuqam which also includes Dachnipora, Khovripora and Pahalgam Blocks.
“The field employees of the PDD Dept ensured the restoration of electricity in entire district, except few villages in Anantnag district as their transformers were damaged by the snowfall,” said an official. Adding that our department is working round the clock in service of people.