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Power supply yet to be restored in Jammu

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Flood in SrinagarJammu: Power supply is yet to be restored in some parts of Jammu city, which are without electricity for the past 60 hours after strong winds snapped electricity lines.

Several parts of Jammu city including Talab Tiloo, Bohri, Udhaywala, Hazuribagh, Gole belt and dozen of villages plunged into darkness after strong gusts disrupted power supply on October 7.

Nearly one lakh people have been affected in these areas. Commissioner Secretary, Power Development Department (PDD), Arun Kumar Mehta said, “It should be restored by today. PDP people are working on it.”

The residents said many poles are damaged with wires literally on the roads, but the department is yet to reach the spot.

“It is like we are living in the dark ages as inverters have stopped working and we are dependent on candles.The water supply has also been affected,” they said.

There were protests in Talab Tilloo overnight as people raised anti-government slogans and demanded immediate restoration of power supply.

The residents of these areas alleged that their pleas to Chief Engineer Power department, Jammu Shahnaz Goni to restore power supply at the earliest fell on deaf ears.

They have now urged Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to intervene and get the power supply resorted at the earliest.


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