PULWAMA — Residents of Eid Gah Colony area of Gudoora in Pulwama district are up against the Power Development Department (PDD) for its failure to upgrade power infrastructure in the area.
The residents told the news agency KNO that an electric transformer was installed in Eid Gah Mohalla some 15 years ago and since then population of the area has increased but the power infrastructure hasn’t been upgraded.
They said the neighbourhood is spread over 1.5 km with around 40 households and a single transformer isn’t enough to cater for the whole Mohalla. They added that authorities were resorting to frequent hikes in power bills which has added to the misery of the people.
“Despite increasing the monthly tariff, the lines are still connected through trees in the area,” Ishfaq Ahmad, a resident, said. He said there is a need for poles and transformers in the area so that they can get scheduled power with good voltage.
Locals said that the residents who are living far away from the transformer are getting supplied with very low voltage. They said these issues were brought to the notice of higher-ups several times but to no avail.
They requested higher-ups to look into the matter at the earliest so that they could heave a sigh of relief.
Meanwhile, a local DDC member Ab Aziz, while acknowledging the problems of the area, said that this area will be covered in the coming fiscal year.