Spring here but winter’s power curtailment continues
Srinagar, Apr 1:
Though the winter season is over in Kashmir, there is no change in power
schedule from the Power department till now.
most of the city areas complained of frequent, unscheduled power cuts
especially in the evenings.
Development Department (PDD) has failed in timely revision of the curtailment
program. Unscheduled and frequent power cuts still persist despite passing of
winter months,” many residents complained.
of MIG, colony Bemina said that their area is supplied with power as per the
winter schedule, announced and implemented in November last year.
As of now, there
is six-hour power curtailment in metered areas of Srinagar and Budgam
districts. The areas were divided into three groups, A1, A2, and A3.
These areas face
two-hour power cuts in the morning, then two hours in the afternoon, and
another two hours in the evening.
non-metered areas face nine-hour power cuts.
activities have also been affected due to these power curtailments.
“The scene in the
metered areas, which mostly include the posh civil lines in the city, and towns
elsewhere, is equally messy. Basically there’s no power curtailment schedule,
as we witness some three to five hours of power cuts a day,” said Ruksan Aziz,
a homemaker from Qamarwari here.
called for personal intervention of Governor Satya Pal Malik into the issue.
the power curtailment awaits revision when the demand for power supply has
already gone down.
Engineer, PDD, said the problem was being looked into. “I have convened a
meeting to get feedback from people handling transmission, after which future
course of action can be decided.”
The CE said there
would be an improvement in the power supply in coming days. “There is already
some reduction we have made in the winter schedule and we will further reduce
the power cuts,” the CE said.