Dam­aged trans­form­ers pester con­sumers in Bhader­wah

The Northlines - - HILL DISTRICT - NL Cor­re­spon­dent Bhader­wah, Jul 23

Peo­ple are up in arms against power de­vel­op­ment de­part­ment (PDD) in Sul­tan­pura and Iqbal Colony area of Bhader­wah for con­tin­u­ous power out­ages due to dam­aged trans­form­ers.the lo­cal al­leged that de­part­ment is adopt­ing de­lay­ing tac­tics in re­pair­ing the de­funct trans­form­ers and restor­ing elec­tric­ity and also al­leged that the trans­former of their lo­cal­ity went de­funct two times in past some months leav­ing the peo­ple reel­ing un­der dark­ness."we many a times re­quested PDD au­thor­i­ties to re­place the low ca­pac­ity trans­former of the Sul­tan­pura with a high one, so that it can bear the load of the all house­holds of the 150 house­holds but all in vain as our pleas fell on deaf ears," Saleem Ganai a lo­cal said." First time the trans­former went de­funct some months back this year and after that of­fi­cials re­paired the trans­former and in­stalled it in the lo­cal­ity but after func­tion­ing just one month it de­vel­oped some tech­ni­cal snag and went de­funct. Peo­ple again took the trans­former to the work­shop, there of­fi­cials took dozens of days to re­pair the trans­former. But after func­tion­ing for a one month again , now trans­former went de­funct second time," said Arif Hus­sain , Jaf­far Ganai ,Ab­dul Latief and oth­ers of the area . Lo­cals said that dur­ing the past four month they have re­ceived elec­tric­ity for only two months but are made to pay the full elec­tric­ity bills by the PDD.THEY de­manded that their trans­former should be re­placed with a high ca­pac­ity trans­former so that it can bear the load of the vil­lage."if our trans­former is not re­paired for once we shall be forced to take to the streets," said the lo­cals.de­spite re­peated attempts, Ex­ec­u­tive Engi­neer PDD Doda could not be con­tacted for his com­ments.

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