Low voltage irks Uri residents

Zaffer Iqbal

Uri : Over a dozen of villages in this border town Uri have decried failure of Power Development Department (PDD) to check low voltage problem in the area.

Locals said that they were suffering due to low voltage problem. “None of any electrical equipment works due to low voltage and our homes reel under complete darkness once the dusk fall” they said.

They added “The studies of the students is also getting affected as the electricity situation in Uri is very grim”

The areas of this town that are facing the low voltage problem includes Mohra, Dawaran, Paranpillan, Chollan, Dani,  Bandi, Lagama and others.

A local PDD official said that a 2.5 MVA transformer installed at Mohra grid station got a technical snag on the  second Eid.

“It was sent for the repairing. But we are yet to receive the repaired transformer,” he said.

Incharge Cheif Engineer PDD Kashmir, Hashmat Qazi said that he is aware about the matter: “And the repaired transformer will be dispatched back to Uri next week”