By: Raja Syed Rather
Ganderbal: Residents of Wani Mohalla in Kangan area are up in arms against the power development department (PDD) after their electric transformer develops technical snags regularly.
The transformer was damaged for the third time in ten days due to which the whole area is reeling under darkness.
Local residents alleged that the department is wasting money in repairing it again and again instead of changing a few metres of wire which can solve the problem.
“63 KV transformer was upgraded to 100 KV in 2012 and then it was upgraded to 250 in 2016 but unfortunately old electric poles and LT line were not changed,” a local resident of Wani Mohalla said.
Another local said that they approached the concerned department so many times for a few metres of wire but the department is not exchanging it, due to which the people in the area are under dark in this cold winter.
Residents have appealed to the administration to look into the matter. (KNO)