Kashmir reeling under unprecedented power crises: Nasir Aslam Wani
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani on Wednesday said Kashmir is witnessing no relief from power outages.
Lamenting the administration for its dereliction of duty, Nasir in a statement issued here said, “We have never faced such a situation before. Electricity tops the basic utility services, which is the right of the people. Post Ramzan the situation with regards to basic facilities including electricity is contrary to the tall claims of the administration.”
“People continue to pay bills on time, but unscheduled power outages continue to throw normal life out of gear. In some areas, anguished people, including women and farmers are hitting the streets,” Nasir said.
Nasir said the situation with regards to electricity supply is especially bad in rural areas, which receive a few hours of daily supply in intervals that last from a few minutes. “While the power tariffs are shooting up, there is no improvement on the supply front. KPDCL has reduced to a revenue-generating organization, paying little to no attention to improving its services,” he said.
“The persistent electricity outages and voltage fluctuations have also impacted patient care in hospitals, agricultural practices, and the hotel sector,” he added.