By: Jahangeer Ganaie
Pulwama, Nov 21: With PDD hiking monthly tariff, residents of Pulwama have demanded enhancement of power infrastructure as they claim that dangling electric wires tied with trees, old poles are posing grave threat to the lives of people as well as to their property.
Residents of Rakh, Zahid Bagh,Chakoora ,Darbagh and adjacent areas while speaking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), alleged that they are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees in their villages since decades but no attention is being given towards it
They said that the electric lines touch roofs of houses and trees on roads posing risk to life and property and due to low lying overhead transmission lines.
“We have been requesting the concerned department to replace the dangling and damaged electric wires and poles but our pleas fell on deaf ears,” said Javaid Ahmad, a local resident.
He said they listed the issue in previous back to village programmes to no avail.
“Almost all low tension wires in our village have been tied with trees in absence of poles due to which the wires are very low and very weak as well which often get damaged,” said Mohammed Tariq Ahmad, another local resident.
Locals said that for several years electric poles were laid in Zahidbagh and other villages but due to unknown reasons they aren’t being erected.
They said that on one side the government is resorting to fee hike but on the other hand there are no LT poles and wires at several spots but no attention is being given towards it—(KNO)