Srinagar, Nov 2: Rather Mohalla-Hardu Dalwan, a village in south Kashmir’s Budgam district has been reeling under darkness for the past twenty days while, according to locals, authorities are showing no interest in getting the damaged community transformer repaired.
The locals of the hamlet told GNS that the prevailing darkness due to faulty transformer has added to the miseries of villagers particularly to the students.
“More than twenty days have passed since then, there is not any effort by the concerned officials to get the transformer repaired,” the locals complained.
They said that the transformer developed some technical snag and was taken for repairing. However, till date it was not brought back neither was any effort made to provide alternate transformer to restore power supply to the village,” they said.
The villagers also accused the Power Development Department (PDD) of being ‘indifferent’ to their woes.
“We are facing immense hardships in absence of electricity. Mostly students are suffering badly. We are unable to charge our mobile phones while students cannot study in evening,” they said.
While appealing the district administration to get the electric transformer repaired, they threatened to take streets in case power supply is not restored immediately.
An official of the department when contacted told GNS that he will look into the matter. (GNS)