Srinagar, Oct 11: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) general secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar on Wednesday expressed concern over the unprecedented power crisis in J&K claiming that the massive and recurrent power cuts are tormenting people.
“One of the worst power crisis in Kashmir has left the residents upset with power outage of 8-10 hours per day across Kashmir,” said Sagar in a statement released from the party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha.
“The situation runs contrary to the claims made by the incumbent administration about availability of 24×7 power supply in metered areas,” he said adding, “Government takes crores of rupees in terms of tariff from the consumers but when it comes to providing round the clock power supply, it is abdicating responsibilities leaving the consumers high and dry.”
“Most of the students are preparing for their board exams but the frequent power cuts during nights are hindering their studies. The Business community in different areas of the city and elsewhere is also irked at the attitude of the Power Development Department,” he said.
He added that the administration is not following a proper power curtailment schedule and ironically the department has also failed to give any reasonable explanation for ongoing power cuts.
He said the patients, students and small and medium scale traders remain the most vulnerable section with the unscheduled power cuts and long outages.
He further said that water supply and other essential services are also getting affected due to the erratic power supply and the apparent indifference of the concerned department.
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