Mubashir Aalam Wani
Srinagar, Apr 15: The Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) has utterly failed to adhere to the power schedule even in the holy month of Ramadan, thus leaving the residents across Srinagar to suffer.
It is pertinent to mention here that the department is still continuing with the winter schedule. The department has not changed the winter schedule yet in view of the frequent wet spell across Kashmir.
The people in most parts of Srinagar have complained of inadequate electricity, saying that the department has failed to ensure adequate electricity even in the holy month of Ramadan.
“We are facing erratic power cuts despite being assured adequate electricity in the ongoing holy month of Ramadan,” the locals from different Old City and Uptown areas like Natipora, said.
“The department has even failed to ensure the electricity during Sehri and Iftari time,” the locals residents from Old city areas said.
Jehangir Ahmad, a local resident from Natipora said that unscheduled power cuts especially at the time of Sehri and Iftar has added to the miseries of people. “Despite being promised high and tall, the local consumers are being pushed to the wall by forcing them to reel under darkness.”
Meanwhile, Chief Engineer KPDCL Aijaz Ahmad Dar said the department could have provided uninterrupted power supply to the consumers in case there would have been cooperation from their (consumers) side.
“We are being forced to go for a curtailment as the people resort to overloading especially during Sehri and Iftar times,” he said, adding that they have limited capacity to provide electricity and thus people should understand and cooperate.
“They must not resort to the overload so that the department is able to provide adequate electricity especially in the ongoing holy month of Ramadan.”
He said that against the agreement load of 250 MW in Srinagar, the department is providing 650 MW for the district.
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