Saleem Iqbal Qadri

Power crises: Residents lock power receiving station at Duroo Sopore

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Sopore, January 10: Residents of north Kashmir’s Duroo village on Thursday morning locked the power receiving station located in their village as they were protesting against frequent power cuts.

According to the reports, locals of Duroo village staged a protest outside the power receiving station while asking the employees to vacate the station before locking it up.

“We want the higher authorities to ensure schduled electricity supply as from last two years the electricity is playing hide and seek in our area especially during winters,” locals told Kashmir Images.

Assistant Executive Engineer Sub Transmission Division 3rd Sopore, Farooq Ahmad, told Kashmir Images that Duroo villagers are demanding electricity without curtailment which is not possible because we are facing shortage of power as Amargarh grid is overloaded.

“Once Bandipora grid is made functional, power crises will end not only in Sopore but whole north Kashmir,” the officer added.

Meanwhile, a high level team of Power Development Department (PDD) headed by Assistant Executive Engineer visited Duroo village and held deliberations with locals over the power crisis issue.

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