In a joint statement issued here, Party President G M Shaheen and Party General Secretary Vivek Bali said, “The frequent power cuts in both metered and non-metered areas across J&K brought miseries to the people. People are frustrated to see that the power department violates even its own curtailment schedule in most of the areas here.”
G M Shaheen said “The unscheduled power cuts have increased from many hours and it has created a difficult situation for the people during this winter season. He said the people are paying the bills even then they are not provided 24/7 electricity in winter season this is injustice with them. The failure of the LG administration has put the people in a difficult situation. The administration failed to come up to the expectation of the people which has led to the suffering of the general masses in Kashmir Valley.”
Vivek Bali said that “As the winter strikes to summer capital all the promises made by PDD to the general public gets frozen. Vivek Bali J&K appealed to Power Development Department to stop unscheduled power curtailment during this winter season in whole J&K especially in Jammu west . he added that PDD has forced people to face winter conditions with continuous unscheduled power cuts in most of the districts in jammu west faced electricity curtailment despite that they pay their bills. The electricity and water supply system has almost collapsed in parts of Jammu region with the onset of winter season.
They urged honorable LG J&K and Power commissioner secretary that the situation has got from bad to worse with every passing day as the curtailment has increased and PDD should immediately stop curtailment of electricity as soon as possible. The Administration must intervene to make the officials of the Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL) & Jammu Power Development Corporation Limited (JPDCL) accountable in this regard. The department should not go for the power cuts beyond a certain limit or the announced schedule.”