Post rainfall: Receiving Station Sopore shut down due to waterlogging, 9 villages affected


Waris Fayaz

Sopore, Mar 03 : With incessant rainfall causing waterlogging across the north Kashmir’s Sopore sub-division, the authorities have temporarily shut down the Recieving Station in the outskirts, which has affected the electricity supply in over 9 villages.

Deeming this measure necessary, an official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the move comes following heavy and continuous downpour, which lead to waterlogging issue within the station premises at Duroo village.

The decision has been taken in order to safeguard electrical infrastructure and prevent any hazards arising from the adverse weather conditions, he said.

Approximately nine Sopore villages including Dooru, Dangerpora, Sempora, Rashidabd, Hardshiva, Pazalpora and Mundji etc are facing a temporary power cut, official said.

“We are working on it and every effort is being made to resolve the situation promptly. The receiving station is charged and they are working for a green signal from the maintenance team,” he added.

“It’s not for the first time, the grid station had face closure. It has become a norm now. Whenever it rains, we have to reel under darkness,” locals said—(KNO)


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