Baramulla, Nov 17: Residents of NarvawSheeri area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district blocked traffic movement for hours on busy Baramulla-Muzafarabad highway to protest against power crisis in the area.
The residents of the area took to roads today to protest the unscheduled lengthy and unscheduled power cuts being resorted to by PDD.
“With the onset of winter, the unscheduled and prolonged power cuts become an unwritten rule, not only in non-metered areas, but metered as well. No power schedule is being followed on ground and even metered areas are facing long and unscheduled power cuts,” they said.
People living in rural and far flung areas complained that most of the time they remain without electricity. “We are being compelled to arrange for alternate sources of illumination since we are facing the worst power crisis.”
BDC Chairman Narvaw Mir Iqbal said the hike in electricity tariffs despite longer power cuts is totally unjustified.
When contacted, PDD Baramulla official Dalbir Singh said people should cooperate with the department and should not use heeters and boilers so that issue will be resolved. (KNS)