Ajaz Kazmi appeals Govt not to increase electricity charges in J&K

 JAMMU, MAY 11 (KNS): Apni Trade Union, President, Ajaz Kazmi today appealed to the Govt not to hike the electricity rates in Jammu and Kashmir as it would put the people in general to unnecessary financial crises.

In a statement in reaction to the electricity increase, he said that the Govt should not increase the price of the electricity.

“The PDD has not been able to provide adequate power supply in Jammu amid the soaring heat yet the decision to increase the electricity charges will create an unbearable situation for the people of Jammu as well as Kashmir,” he said.

He said that the auto drivers, rehri walas, small shopkeepers, daily wagers, house boat owners, shikara owners, hoteliers, restaurant/dhaba owners and others whose income is very less would be forced to face situation which can be averted with mature decision of no increasing it in J&K.

He said that PDD should have enhanced its capability of supplying electricity to each and every household across Jammu and Kashmir even in remote areas round the clock but it has failed and now the decision to increase the tariff will add further problems. 

Prominent among those who were present in the meeting include provincial president, Raj Sharma, provincial vice president, Sheikh Abdul Latief, district president urban, Anirudh Vasist, provincial secretary, Mohd Ashraf, District Secretary Mudassir Shah and others.(KNS)

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