Power crisis; Tarzoo residents stage late night protest against PDD, demand upgraded transformer

 Waris Fayaz

Sopore, Feb 27 :(KNS) The Residents of the Tarzoo village in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s district Baramulla on Sunday staged late night protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) as they are witnessing electricity crisis for the last month. 
The residents said a transformer developed technical snags atleast 5 times in a month, since then we have spent about thousands of rupees, but we have not received a new transformer in replacement to the faulty one.
Locals told the Kashmir News Service (KNS) that various times, the installed transformer got damaged due to overload, they said and demanded installation of 250 KV transformer in their village. “We repair the transformer almost four to five times every month, now we are tired of it.
They said that they have informed the concerned officials several times but nothing has been done to replace the transformer in the village.
The replacement of the transformer has been a long-standing demand and we will not end the protest until we are given a transformer, a protesting local said.
“The department has been accusing the locals of overload, but they have not been upgrading the transformer since then despite repeated pleas from the residents,” they said. 
The Protesting locals appealed to the Executive Engineer for his immediate intervention so that, their grievance is redressed at the earliest. (KNS) 

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