Decaying electric poles pose threat to Shopian residents

Pulwama: Dangling electric wires tied with trees, worn out wooden poles are posing grave threat to the lives of people as well as to their property in several villages of Shopian district.

The residents of Babapora, Darbagh, Safanagri, Zainapora, Durpora Awneera, Check, Chermarg, Reshiepora, Bandpawa, Thokerpora, Reban and its adjacent villages of Shopian district alleged that they are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees and decaying electric poles in their villages.

The residents said that the electric lines touch roofs of houses and trees on roads posing risk to life and property.

“Due to low lying overhead transmission lines, we are not able to work properly in the fields. We have been requesting the concerned department to replace the dangling and damaged electric wires and poles but our pleas fell on deaf ears,” Shahid Ahmad, a local resident said.

He said that in back to village programmes, locals had demanded electric poles and wires in the area, but on ground nothing has been done.

“All low tension wires in our village have been tied with trees in absence of poles due to which the wires are very low. Moreover, the wires are very weak and often get damaged, said Mohammad Yousuf, another local resident.

He said that they have taken up this issue with the administration several times but on ground nothing has been done.

Locals requested higher ups to look into the matter and install new electric wire and poles in the area. (KNO)

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