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Against power outages, residents block roads in Pulwama Town, Tral village

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Pulwama, Nov 14: Scores of residents from multiple localities of Pulwama Town assembled at Murran Chowk Pulwama on Wednesday morning to stage protest against frequent power outages in the Town.

According to witnesses, protesters blocked the road leading to Srinagar and Newa till 2 pm and later dispersed peacefully.

Meanwhile, Residents of Amirabad village in Tral staged a protest against shortage of electricity as they blocked the road leading to Tral Township.

“Amirabad village is just one kilometer away from Tral Town but the High Tension (HT) wire has been unnecessarily taken through different villages and thereby increasing its length,” they said.

“The transmission line suffers frequent short circuits which lead to electricity crisis in our village,” they added.

When contacted Executive Engineer PDD Pulwama Hamid Ullah Wani said, “We have reached to the spot and assured the residents about the redressal of their grievances.”

Meanwhile, Executive Engineer PDD Tral said, “The electricity wires have been installed in the village some twenty years ago and if the residents are facing any inconvenience they should visit the PDD with an application so that we can look for the desired solutions.”

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