Jammu and Kashmir

Dangling electric wires, decaying electric poles pose threat to Shopian residents

Shopian: Dangling electric wires tied with trees and old poles are posing a grave threat to the lives of people as well as their property in Bandpawa, Thokerpora Gunddarvesh villages in Chittragam hamlet of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The residents of these areas alleged that they are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees in their villages since decades but no attention is being given towards it.

They told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the electric lines touch roofs of houses and trees on roads posing risk to life and property and due to low lying overhead transmission lines.

“We have been requesting the concerned department to replace the dangling and damaged electric wires and poles but our pleas fell on deaf ears,” said Aamir Ahmad, a resident of Bandpawa

He said last in back to village programmes every year we have demanded electric poles and wires in the area on ground nothing has been done.

“All low tension wires in our village have been tied with trees in absence of poles due to which the wires are very low and the wires are very weak which often get damaged,” said Muhammed Yousuf, another resident of Thokerpora.

He added that we have taken up this issue with the administration several times but on ground nothing has been done.

Despite hiking traffic and paying fees on time, no attention is being given towards our issue, they said.

“We have brought all these issues in notice of higher ups several times but to no avail,” they said.

They requested higher ups to look into the matter and provide them new LT wire and install poles there as well—(KNO)

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a Pulwama based journalist, currently south head with News agency KNO and owner of The Kashmir Scroll

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