3 months on, Karnah village reels under darkness

Karnah, May 29: Kandi Bella village in Karnah area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district is reeling under darkness from past three months as Power Development Department (PDD) has miserably failed to repair the defunct transformer, thus leaving the consumers to lurch at large.
Resident of Bella Mohalla Kandi Village of Tanghdar Sub division said that from last three months, the area is without electricity. They claimed that in February this year, the transformer of the village developed technical snag but has not been repaired so far.
“We are being forced to use kerosene lamps and candle during night. Our children have are being forced to study in candle light. Even in this Holy month of Ramadhan, we are reeling under darkness,” said Alyas Ahmad, a local resident.
The residents later appealed PDD higher authorities to repair the damaged transformer at an earliest so that residents here will heave a sigh of relief.